Notable Books for a Global Society 2011 Karen Hildebrand Reading & Library Consultant From The International Reading Association Children’s Literature & Reading Special Interest Group www.clrsig.org
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 …
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
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
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,981460,00.html “ CRIME: Murder In Miniature” Sept. 19, 1994
“ 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, … “ http://www.gangstyle.com/poetry/
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../ / http://www.gangstyle.com/poetry/
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
“ 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. ”
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
<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>
<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:
New York Times Top Ten Best illustrated Children's Books of 2010
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.
Feb. 12 th is her birthday. Celebrate: Jacqueline Woodson Day Born in Columbus, Ohio
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..
Out of My Mind Sharon M. Draper Atheneum 2010
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.
S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe of the Dakotas.
http:renecolatolainez.com Immigrant from El Salvador Teaching Ideas on the Latino Immigrant experience.
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
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.
By Kyo Maclear and Isabelle Arsenault Kids Can Press 2010 Multicutlery