I can't wait to put this book in the hands of a student! The Thing About Bees - A Love Letter by Shabazz Larkin is a heart felt nonfiction book that took a fear of her own to no longer a fear. He didn't want his own fear carried over to his sons. He did some research for himself and shares in the author note how helpful his learning was.
Readers learn about all the positive behaviors and acts bees do for our environment while acknowledging the things they do that humans can find annoying or bit fearful off. One big message is the impact they have on our foods. Understanding the impact pollination has will create a better understanding for why we need bees. "There'd be no more strawberries for shortcakes...No more cucumbers, which means no more pickles."
There's a fabulous two page spread at the end describing six different kinds of bees and letting the reader know which ones are kind to kind of mean.