Theme: Cross Generational

Either the Beginning or End of the World: YA Engagement Resources

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, KidLit Tool: I'm Your Neighbor, Theme: At-Risk Youth, Theme: Cross Generational, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

Either the Beginning or End of the World YA ENGAGEMENT RESOURCES Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Cambodian American Organizations, Book Clubs, Veteran Groups Best Users: Readers Grades 10-Adult The Engagement Resources: SHARE the Video / Book Trailer     LISTEN to Cambodian American Singer Bochan DOWNLOAD Either the Beginning or End of the World: Discussion & Resource Guide. The guide includes: — Themes — Background: Khmer Rogue Regime — Background: PTSD and the Cambodian Experience — Discussion Questions — Playlist — Skype & Author Visit Info — Resource:...

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When the Sea Turned to Silver: Activities

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Chinese / Chinese American, Theme: Community Service & Service Learning, Theme: Cross Generational, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Mathematics, Theme: Mythology, Theme: Nature & Environment, Theme: Science & STEM, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

When the Sea Turned to Silver ACTIVITIES Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Chinese Culture Organizations, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 03-07 About the Activities: Email Subscribers: Download Links HERE.     How Long is Longevity? (Math) In the book, a magistrate steals a a bite from the peach of longevity. Folktales do not usually lead to math but if you explore the years in this story, you may solve some mysteries with this Math Exercise Fit for an Emperor! DOWNLOAD: How Long is Longevity?     Nuwa’s Stones (Science) The five-colored...

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What a Beautiful Morning: Story Hour with Alzheimer’s Resources

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Cross Generational, Theme: Music, Theme: Physical Fitness | 0 comments

What a Beautiful Morning STORY HOUR KIT Best Users: Early Childhood & Elementary Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Support Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-05 About the Kit: Many in our communities struggle with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  While the disease affects the entire family, children can feel the changes in a loved one most acutely. How can you be a catalyst for conversation and connection? The picture book What a Beautiful Morning by Arthur A. Levine & illustrated by Katie Kath (Running Press) explores Alzheimer’s...

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Double Happiness: Past Giveaway

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians, Giveaway: Readers, Theme: Cross Generational | 2 comments

Can you achieve Double Happiness? In celebration of Nancy Tupper Ling and Alina Chau’s picture book Double Happiness (Chronicle Books)… Ling & Chau will give away 7 pieces of Chau’s artwork on the 7 days of China’s Golden Week (10/1/15-10/7/15). SORRY! This Giveaway Has Closed… THE PICTURE BOOK “In this gentle tale told in verse, Gracie and her brother, Jake, journey to their new home, all the while searching for special things to keep in their happiness boxes.  Gracie doesn’t want to leave Uncle Woo, Auntie Su, and her beloved San Francisco home to...

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Searching for Silverheels: Book Club Kit

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Cross Generational, Theme: History (US), Theme: Women's History | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK
 The political climate of 1917 Como, Colorado, churns with the declaration of war against Germany, exhibitions of patriotism and accusations of un-American behavior, and a lone cry for the women’s right to vote. Searching for Silverheels by Jeannie Mobley (Margaret K. McElderry Books) opens with 13-year-old Pearl saying that it is “strange how sometimes, even though the whole world is changing around you, everything can feel so much the same.” But, like every girl coming of age, the world starts to affect Pearl’s day-to-day life in Como. The war will bring...

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Curious City Archives: It Jes’ Happened: Art Curriculum

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, Theme: African American, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Cross Generational, Theme: Language Arts & Writing, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

  IT JES’ HAPPENED: WHEN BILL TRAYLOR LEARNED TO DRAW Art Curriculum Best Users: Art Educators, Librarians, Classroom Teachers, Community Groups, Senior Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 03-12   ART CURRICULUM How will Bill Traylor’s visual stories influence others in depicting their own? The award‐winning picture book It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw by Don Tate and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (Lee & Low Books) describes the way that artist Bill Traylor (1854‐1949) discovered drawing, painting, and visual storytelling at eighty-five...

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