James loves Mrs. Bodenhammer, the school librarian. She introduced him to the magic of reading books. Then one day Mrs. Bodenhammer disappears. He discovers his beloved librarian has cancer. Even though he doesn’t understand how you get cancer James soon realizes it is serious. When the new librarian shows up with no hair and dressed like a superhero James has to decide whether or not to open his heart. Soon they become great friends and he decides this superhero is awesome. A surprise awaits James the day he hears Mrs. Bodenhammer will soon return having recovered from cancer.
We rarely think about how our children are affected when their teacher becomes ill and unable to attend school. This light hearted tale of a little boy and the teacher he loves brings hope and joy in the scary world of cancer. James discovers that superheroes walk among us every day. Sometimes it’s just hard to see them.
This book was written to introduce students and teachers to the continent of Africa. It incorporates all core subjects plus music and art. Since Africa is a vast and diverse continent choose a section that most interests you as well your students. African Safaris was designed so that further studies might continue beyond a few nations that you choose to focus on at first.