THE FIRST THIRTY (15th anniversary edition)
and its companion workbook (A PLACE TO SIT)
The First Thirty (96 pages) tells the story of a young person who tries to make a difference in the world outside his window, his up-and-down experiences growing up that shape his path, the grandparent who mentored him, and the first thirty lessons learned along the way. It is geared toward 5th to 12th grade reading level (and adults who prefer shorter books). It was NSDLC Multicultural Relations Book of the Year. It is now in its 15th anniversary edition. It is based on a true story. A Place To Sit is the companion workbook. It has more than 300 questions, activities & projects for readers to consider, discuss & answer. The book & workbook are both paperback. To read additional reviews on the book & workbook, click here. To learn about the other versions of the story (The Milkshake Man - K to 4th grade reading level / The Silhouette Man - adult reading level), click here. To see the Readers' Picture Gallery, click here. To order books or workbooks, click here. SCROLL DOWN to see the front covers, page 1 reviews & back covers of The First Thirty and A Place To Sit.
The First Thirty - front cover
The First Thirty - page 1 reviews
The First Thirty - back cover
A Place To Sit (the companion workbook) - front cover
A Place To Sit - page 1 reviews
A Place To Sit - back cover
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the elevator project, click here
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book & workbook reviews, click here
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the first thirty: original edition
note: if the cover of The First Thirty (man looking out window) at the top of this page does not look familiar -- To celebrate the Anniversary edition of The First Thirty, the book got that new cover (man looking out window). This image here (boy with football helmet) was the cover of the original edition of The First Thirty.