Presents the 2010 winners of the Notable Books for a Global Society 2010 selected by the IRA Children's Literature and Reading Special Interest Group. This presentation was created by Karen Hildebrand.
Notable Books for a Global Society 2010 Karen Hildebrand Delaware City Schools From The International Reading Association
Meet one or more criteria from this section • Portray cultural accuracy and authenticity of characters in terms of: (a) physical characteristics (b) intellectual abilities and problem solving capabilities (c) leadership and cooperative dimensions (d) social and economic status • Be rich in cultural details Criteria for selection Part I :
• Honor and celebrate diversity as well as common bonds in humanity; • Provide in-depth treatment of cultural issues; • Include characters within a cultural group or between two or more cultural groups who interact substantively and authentically; • Include members of a “minority” group for a purpose other than filling a “quota.”
Part II Meet all criteria from this section • Invite reflection, critical analysis, and response • Demonstrate unique language or style • Meet generally-accepted criteria of quality for the genre in which they are written • Have an appealing format and be of enduring quality
What is your school district doing to promote 21st Century Learning Theme: Global Awareness?
Booklists can be downloaded from the IRA website. Drawing from the selection of quality global literature chosen for the Notable Books for a Global Society booklists, this book: ~explores key themes in global literature ~offers ideas, activities, and strategies for your K-12 English language arts classrooms
You will learn how to use global literature to: ~ Explore literary elements and at the same time develop students global awareness ~ Illustrate the diversity as well as the commonality at the heart of all stories and people ~ Promote students critical thinking about society, diversity, and their place in the global community ~ Extend students connections with literature to constructive activism and service learning A book study possibility …
Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River. Little, Brown and Co . Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
A collection of poems telling the story of Yeung Ying, a young girl in Hong Kong in the 1960s who, against the conventions of society and family members, aspires to become a writer. Tofu Quilt
By turns harrowing, dreamlike, sad, and triumphant, this searing debut novel, written in lucid verse, reveals an unforgettable perspective on the lasting impact of the Vietnam War on its survivors and the healing power of love. All the Broken Pieces
Jason Blake is an autistic 12-year-old living in a neurotypical world. Most days it's just a matter of time before something goes wrong. But Jason finds a glimmer of understanding when he comes across PhoenixBird, who posts stories to the same online site as he does. Anything But Typical
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Anything-But-Typical/ Nora-Raleigh-Baskin/9781439158449 Author Nora Baskin discusses her book:
This extraordinary novel challenges the boundaries of autism. It is a love story, a legal drama, and a celebration of the music each of us hears inside. Marcelo in the Real World
In 1974 when her father leaves New Delhi, India, to seek a job in New York, Ashi, feels thwarted in the home of her extended family in Calcutta where she, her mother, and sister must stay. When her father dies before he can send for them, they must remain with their relatives and observe the old-fashioned traditions that Ashi hates. Secret Keeper
Qualifier: You must be an immigrant or internationally adopted teen (or a teen with one immigrant parent) currently living in the United States or Canada. Writing Contest: Poetry or Short fiction http://www.mitaliperkins.com/contests.html
Five-year-old Emma witnesses the brutal murder of her mother during the 1994 genocide massacres in Rwanda and seeks shelter with an aging Hutu woman. Years later when war ends, Emma's fears continue to haunt her as she finds the courage to begin her healing. Broken Memory; A novel of Rwanda
This novel is about a girl named Jameela, living in post Taliban Afghanistan, whose mother dies during the war. Her father gets remarried, but her stepmother doesn't want her so her father takes her to the marketplace and leaves her there. Based on a true story about a girl who ended up in one of the orphanages Rukhsana sponsors in Afghanistan through the royalties of her book The Roses in My Carpets . Wanting Mor
Book proceeds go toThe Libraries in Afghanistan Project: http://www.rukhsanakhan.com/orphanafghan.htm
Internationally acclaimed, award-winning author Beverley Naidoo explores the fragile bonds of friendship in Kenya during the Mau Mau uprisings. This novel is about prejudice, fear, and the circumstances that bring people together--and tear them apart. Burn My Heart
Theater production touring in the United Kingdom Fall 2010
Tamika, a fifteen-year-old hearing-impaired girl, Jimmi, an eighteen-year-old veteran who stopped taking his antipsychotic medication, and sixteen-year-old Fatima, an illegal immigrant from Africa, meet and connect in their Bronx, New York, neighborhood, with devastating results. The Orange Houses
Fourteen-year-old Calogero Scalise and his Sicilian uncles and cousin live in small-town Louisiana in 1898. Jim Crow laws rule and anti-immigration sentiment is strong, so despite his attempts to be polite and to follow American customs, disaster dogs his family at every turn. Alligator Bayou
In 1917, Aaluk leaves for Siberia while her sister Nutaaq remains in their Alaskan village and becomes one of the few survivors of an influenza epidemic. Then in 1986, Nunaaq's great-granddaughter leaves her mother due to a different kind of sickness and returns to the village where they were born. Blessing’s Bead
“ I've lived here (Barrow, AK) pretty much all of my adult life—thirty years and this place and its people have shaped who I am as a writer. My husband is Inupiaq (Eskimo) and most of the stories I write are set within this cultural context. It is not the culture I was not born into but it is the one I belong to, the one that has become home to me as a human being and as an artist.”
Based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights; with poetry from the ePals community. Combines photographs with poetry to offer an overview of the thirty rights granted to all people by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights . Every Human Has Rights
In what can only be described as a Christmas Miracle, this beautiful and heartrending narrative will remind everyone how brotherhood and love for one another reaches far beyond war and politics. Truce; The day the soldiers stopped fighting
After Gandhi; One Hundred Years Of Nonviolent Resistance Profiles fifteen activists who were inspired by the life and work of Mohandas Gandhi to use nonviolent protest as a means of bringing about social change.
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S5ulSYDYUQ The book’s website: http://www.charlesbridge.com/client/client_pages/after_gandhi/gandhi_home.html Downloadable posters: http://www.charlesbridge.com/client/client_pages/after_gandhi/gandhi_posters.html
Denied, Detained Deported; The Dark Side Of American Immigration Discusses cases from the history of immigration in the U.S. in which immigrants are denied, such as: ~"The St. Louis" who were sent back to Nazi Germany during the Holocaust ~ the detained, such as Japanese Americans during WWII ~ the deported, such as Emma Goldman, who was sent back to Russia in 1919 after living in the U.S. for thirty years .
Photo-essay exploring the cultural and environmental aspects of traditional Balinese rice farming, which can serve as a model of sustainable food production. Cycle of Rice Cycle of Life; A Story of Sustainable Farming
Award-winning author Elizabeth Partridge leads you straight into the chaotic, passionate, and deadly three months of protests that culminated in the landmark march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. Marching for Freedom
Bass Reeves seemed bigger than life. As a deputy U.S. Marshal--and former slave who escaped to freedom in the Indian Territories--Bass was cunning and fearless. This title reveals the story of a remarkable African-American hero of the Old West. Bad News for Outlaws
"When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, 'This is not right.'" - ~ Claudette Colvin" Claudette Colvin; Twice Toward Justice
Profiles thirteen women who challenged social norms and government policies to prove they could be exceptional astronauts. Almost Astronauts; 13 Women Who Dared to Dream
Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder. Wintergirls
Examines the nontraditional German orphanage created by doctor and writer Janusz Korczak, and discusses his efforts to help Jewish orphans during the Holocaust. The Champion of Children
Escaping from Nazi Germany to Cuba in 1939, a young Jewish refugee dreams of finding his parents again, befriends a local girl with painful secrets of her own, and discovers that the Nazi darkness is never far away. Tropical Secrets; Holocaust Refugees in Cuba
As their Alaskan village's only survivors of sickness brought by white men one winter early in the twentieth century, sisters Millie, aged thirteen, and Maura, ten, make their way south in hopes of finding someone alive. The Great Death
Crisp sentences focus the narrative and are bolstered by the quotes that end each page. If the text has a smart spareness to it, the accompanying art is composed of rich, beautifully crafted paintings that also catch Roosevelt’s growing sense of purpose. an exciting introduction to a well-loved leader. Eleanor, Quiet No More By Doreen Rappaport
Twins Pollyread and Jackson are saved from a landslide by an extraordinary goat that blocks their path to school; but now the strange goat keeps reappearing each day as the twins' continue to experience a series of mysterious events involving the return of a local troublemaker. Blue Mountain Trouble
Based on a sacred Buddhist tale as related in Rudyard Kipling's novel "Kim,” tells of an escaped slave who rescues an abandoned baby from slave hunters.
Sneak peek …… Hopefuls for the 2011 NBGS Award
Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other. Charlesbridge
Death It surrounds Pancho. His father, in an accident. His sister, murdered. His own plans to trace the killer. And D.Q. – a guy Pancho’s age who is dying of cancer. That is, if he’ll ever shut up. Love D.Q. is writing “The Death Warrior’s Manifesto,” a guide to living out his last days fully. He needs just one more thing: the love of the beautiful Marisol. But as Pancho tracks down his sister’s murderer, he finds himself falling for Marisol as well . . . Faith And choices that seem right and straightforward become tender, tentative, real. While D.Q. faces his own crisis of doubt, Pancho is inexorably drawn to a decision to revenge his sister and her death, or to embrace the way of the Death Warrior and choose life.
Countdown features a captivating story interspersed with footage from 1962. Deborah Wiles has created a documentary novel that will put you right alongside Franny as she navigates a dangerous time in both her history and our history. It is an experience you will never forget. Look for JFK and Khrushchev to leap off the page, along with Sandy Koufax, Pete Seeger, Fannie Lou Hamer, Cassius Marcellus Clay, James Bond, and more. Photographs, song lyrics, advertisements, news clippings, and television snippets populate the pages of this story about the sixteen days when the world came as close as it has ever come to nuclear annihilation.
The Spies of Mississippi is a compelling story of how state spies tried to block voting rights for African Americans during the Civil Rights era. This book sheds new light on one of the most momentous periods in American history. Author Rick Bowers has combed through primary-source materials and interviewed surviving activists named in once-secret files, as well as the writings and oral histories of Mississippi civil rights leaders. Readers get first-hand accounts of how neighbors spied on neighbors, teachers spied on students, ministers spied on church-goers, and spies even spied on spies.
A fictionalized biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who grew up a painfully shy child, ridiculed by his overbearing father, but who became one of the most widely-read poets in the world.