Posts by Kirsten Cappy, Curious City

Programming with Curious City in April

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Curious City DPW has been BUSY these last few years creating programming and classroom experiences for astounding kidlit and for astounding community members like you. Recently, we added a Month-by-Month guide which invites you to pull books from your shelves to celebrate cultural and quirky holidays. Here is…April!   April   National Walking Day* (Apr 5) Around the Neighborhood: Preschool Counting Story Hour & Counting Posters National Sibling Day (Apr 10) Always Twins: Story Hour Kit Cambodian New Year* (Apr 14, 2017): Either the Beginning or the End of the World: YA...

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The Youngest Marcher: Share & Win Illustration Art

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians, Giveaway: Readers, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

  Audrey Faye Hendricks was just 9-years-old in 1963 when Martin Luther King asked the people of Birmingham to “fill the jails.”  Audrey was “the youngest marcher” in the Children’s March, joining 3,000 other children in prison. Illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton and Curious City are celebrating Audrey during Women’s History Month by giving away 10 signed prints from the acclaimed picture book The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson (Atheneum Books for Young Readers).   WIN ONE OF VANESSA’S PRINTS! How to Enter?   1. Share the book...

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Step Right Up: Artist Process Video & Kindness Pledge

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: African American, Theme: Character Education, Theme: History (US), Theme: Social Justice, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

STEP RIGHT UP Considering Kindness Best Users: Librarians, Educators, Art Educators Best Audience: Children Grades 02-05 ABOUT THE STORY It is hard to know where to begin with describing this award-winning non-fiction picture book.  Every part of the story of William “Doc” Key and his horse Jim Key is astonishing. That Doc raised the colt Jim to recognize letters, then to read, write, add, and subtract is more than compelling.  That formerly enslaved Doc Key used his stage show to teach post-war American lessons of kindness is doubly so. Performing from Broadway stages to...

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Skating with the Statue of Liberty: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 4 comments

  24 Educators, Librarians, & Book Club Organizers, WON THIS IMMIGRATION NOVEL Thank You Random House!   ABOUT THE BOOK Skating with the Statue of Liberty By Susan Lynn Meyer Published by Random House Children’s Books ISBN-13: 9780385741552 Lexile: 710L Age LeveL: 8 – 12 Years In this gripping and poignant companion to Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner Black Radishes, Gustave faces racism and anti-Semitism in New York City during World War II, but ultimately finds friendship and hope. After escaping the Germans in Nazi-occupied France, Gustave and his family have...

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Skating with the Statue of Liberty: Discussion Guide

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, Theme: African American, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: History (US), Theme: Immigration, Theme: Jewish American, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

SKATING WITH THE STATUE OF LIBERTY Discussion Guide Best Users: Librarians, Educators, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 05-07   ABOUT THE GUIDE Looking to study immigration? Looking to connect historical immigration to the current debate of who should enter the U.S.? Author Susan Lynn Meyer’s father was born the same year as Anne Frank.  Both Jewish families sought refuge in the United States during World War II.  One family was accepted and one family was denied. The paired novels Black Radishes and Skating with the Statue of Liberty (Random House) are the fictional...

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