America's Promise by Alma Powell

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Honey and her younger brother, Benji, are new to the neighborhood. As Honey and Benji explore their town, they meet new friends, and encounter a special lady called Mrs. Mayberry.At Mrs. Mayberry's Play and Learn House, they enjoy books, music, games, and snacks. And when a surprise visit from Mayor Crawley presents the gang with an unusual task, determination and hard work help them conquer an exceptional challenge and reap the rewards of community spirit.

In this playful picture book, Alma Powell introduces young readers to the basic principles of America's Promise -- caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, marketable skills, and opportunities to serve -- and inspires us all to make America a better place for our children.

Mrs. Powell is donating all of her royalties for this book to America's Promise -- The Alliance for Youth.

A portion of the publisher's proceeds will also be donated to America's Promise.

 

About Alma Powell

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Alma Powell is the Co-Chair of America’s Promise, a diverse and growing alliance of nearly 500 national organizations dedicated to teaching today’s youth five basic hallmarks of building character and competence. Mrs. Powell is married to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Alma Powell es conpresidenta de America's Promise (Promesa de America), una organizacion nacional sin fines de lucro dedicada a mejorar el futuro de los ninos y la juventud. La Sra. Powell esta casada con Colin L. Powell, el fundador de America's Promise. Tiene tres hijos y dos nietos. Donara todos de sus ingresos procendentes de la venta de este libro a America's Promise -- la Alianza por la Juventud. Marsha Winborn lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
Published April 15, 2003 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Part picture book, part promotional brochure, Powell introduces readers to America's Promise—the Alliance for Youth, the nonprofit organization that she co-chairs and that was founded in part by her husband, Secretary of State Colin Powell, "to challenge the nation to make our children a national...

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