Notable Books for a Global Society 2011


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The 25 award winners selected by the IRA Children's Literature and Reading SIG (Special Interest Group) selection committee for The Notable Books in a Global Society. Books published in 2010.

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Notable Books for a Global Society 2011

  1. 1. Notable Books for a Global Society 2011 Karen Hildebrand Reading & Library Consultant From The International Reading Association Children’s Literature & Reading Special Interest Group
  2. 2. What is your school district doing to promote 21st Century Learning Theme: Global Awareness?
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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 …
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  6. 6. 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 :
  7. 7. • 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.”
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Picture Books
  10. 10. Cinco Puntos Press Saltypie; A Choctaw Journey From Darkness into Light By Tim Tingle
  11. 11. Debbie Reese’s Blog
  12. 12. From: TeachingBooks.Net
  13. 13. Candlewick Press Jeannie Baker
  14. 14. Celebrates the  differences that makes up the diversity of world cultures and the elements that unite us, the bonds of family and the mundanities of every day life.
  15. 15. Candlewick Press Mina Javaherbin
  16. 16. The unifying power of soccer
  17. 17. Abrams Publisher Duncan Tonatiuh
  18. 19. Boyds Mills Press By Roseanne Thong
  19. 20. Samsara – the Buddhist & Hindu wheel of life
  20. 21. For each book bought Jen will give a FREE Skype Author's Talk or 1/2 off an Author's School Visit. Buy SEEDS OF CHANGE. Proceeds of your purchase are donated back to helping plant trees .  Lee and Low Books
  21. 23. Biography
  22. 24. Lee and Low Books G.Neri
  23. 26.,9171,981460,00.html “ CRIME: Murder In Miniature” Sept. 19, 1994
  24. 27. “ I hear a shot
in the dead of night,
the running away
with plenty of fright,sirens out-loud
of cops and meds,
another young boy
with a bullet in his head,day in and day out
it's the same ole' thing,
young men in the life
of gangbanging, … “
  25. 28. We all die someday... by Teddii We all die someday..
walk to church on-Sundays;
drip water when it-rains;
cry & pray..
when things don't-change!;
tear up at'a homies-grave..
but party when we go to- Raves..
and do our hair all up in-braids;
run from cops..
when they do-raids;
scatter as the bullets-spray!;
cus we all die..-someday../ /
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  27. 30. NPR Interview with the author G. Neri: You can find Greg Neri on FaceBook
  28. 32. Black Jack; The Ballad of Jack Johnson Charles R. Smith, Jr. Roaring Book Press
  29. 37. Fiction
  30. 38. Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich Arthur A. Levine Books
  31. 42. Schneider Family Book Award YA Winner Antony John Dial Books
  32. 45. Little Brown Publisher Jewell Parker Rhodes
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  34. 47. Opportunities to support New Orleans and the Ninth Ward: ~ The New Orleans Public Library ~ Make It Right Foundation ~ Red Cross ~ Operation Kids’ Foundation
  35. 48. Clarion Books Linda Sue Park
  36. 50. National Geographic
  37. 51. A former NBGS winner … Google Lit Trip
  38. 52. Charlesbridge Mitali Perkins Interview:
  39. 53. Quick Facts: *Official name: Union of Myanmar Form of government: Military regime Population Estimate (2009): 48,138,000 Capital: Nay Pyi Taw Official Language: Burmese Official Religion: None Monetary Unit: Myanmar kyat Total area: 261,228 sq mi
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  42. 56. “ What's In A Name? Burma Vs. Myanmar You may not find the country of Burma listed in some books printed after 1989. That year the military government changed the country’s official English name from “the Union of Burma” to “the Union of Myanmar.” Although the United Nations switched to Myanmar, the USA, the UK, and Canada are among the nations who refused to recognize the new name. As I’m writing this note, newspapers and magazines are also split. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and CNN use Myanmar, while the Washington Post and Time use Burma. For Bamboo People I chose to use Burma because in the Burmese language, "Myanma" is the written, literary name of the country, while "Bama" is the spoken name of the country. ”
  43. 57. Best friends Tamanna and Yasmine cannot believe their good fortune when a school is set up in their Afghan village; however, their dreams for the future are shattered when the Taliban burns down the school and threatens the teacher and students with death. Annick Press
  44. 59. <ul><li>The world of humanity is possessed of two wings: the male and the female. </li></ul><ul><li>So long as these two wings are not equivalent in strength, the bird will not fly . . . </li></ul><ul><li>— Abdu’l-Baha’i </li></ul>
  45. 60. Atheneum Books
  46. 63. Warriors in the Crossfire By Nancy Bo Flood Front Street Books
  47. 64. “ Story is a powerful way to build compassion and bridge understanding between cultures. Story has the power to heal as well as teach.” Saipan Mariana Islands
  48. 65. Saipan Largest island of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  49. 66. From Nancy’s website:
  50. 67. The Dreamer By Pam Munoz Ryan Scholastic Press
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  52. 70. Coming In 2011 From Monica Brown Henry Holt
  53. 71. Candlewick Press
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  55. 73. Manjiro Amulet Books
  56. 74. Emily Arnold McCully Rhoda Blumberg
  57. 75. Poetry
  58. 76. Margarita Engle Henry Holt
  59. 77. <ul><li>Author study of Margarita Engle </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry Partners with 3 points of view </li></ul><ul><li>Topics like: Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s History </li></ul><ul><li>Using Metaphors, i.e. fireflies </li></ul><ul><li>Research Fredrika Bremer </li></ul><ul><li>Writing letters (email, blog entries) </li></ul>Extension Ideas:
  60. 78. Non-fiction
  61. 79. Based on a teacher, Don Elias Sanchez in Honduras Kids Can Press Author Katie Smith Milway
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  63. 82. Calkins Creek
  64. 85. Houghton Mifflin They Called Themselves The KKK By Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  65. 86. Talks about her “weekend with the Klan”
  66. 87. Authors: Husband and Wife team Marc Aronson Marina Budhos Clarion Books
  67. 90. Google Lit Trips
  68. 91. Or other faves …
  69. 92. New York Times Top Ten Best illustrated Children's Books of 2010
  70. 93. Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family's new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that black travelers weren't treated very well in some towns. Many hotels and gas stations refused service to black people. Daddy was upset about something called Jim Crow laws... Finally, a friendly attendant at a gas station showed Ruth's family The Green Book.
  71. 94. Feb. 12 th is her birthday. Celebrate: Jacqueline Woodson Day Born in Columbus, Ohio
  72. 97. Science geek Eddy Thomas can invent useful devices to do anything, except solve his bully problem. Eddy Thomas can read a college physics book, but he can’t read the emotions on the faces of his classmates at Drayton Middle School. He can spend hours tinkering with an invention, but he can’t stand more than a few minutes in a noisy crowd, like the crowd at the science fair, which Eddy fails to win. When the local school crossing guard is laid off, Eddy is haunted by thoughts of the potentially disastrous consequences and invents a traffic-calming device, using parts he has scavenged from discarded machines..
  73. 100. Out of My Mind Sharon M. Draper Atheneum 2010
  74. 102. by Judie Oron based on a true story One girl’s harrowing trek from exile and slavery to hope in a new land. Based on real events, Wuditu’s story mirrors the experiences of thousands of Ethiopian Jews.
  75. 104. S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe of the Dakotas.
  76. 106. René Colato Laínez
  77. 107. Immigrant from El Salvador Teaching Ideas on the Latino Immigrant experience.
  78. 108. In a project on the Internet, he and children throughout Mexico and Argentina collaborated on the “stories” that make up the poetry in this book. The combination of the kids’ naturally poetic language and Luján’s skills makes for revealing, funny and often moving little poems. Jorge Lujan
  79. 109. My bunny understands me. When I’m sad she can tell right away. And though she walks on four feet and she likes to bite, She’s nicer than the nicest people.
  80. 113. By Kyo Maclear and Isabelle Arsenault Kids Can Press 2010 Multicutlery