* Grades 06-09

A Crack in the Sea: A Guide for Educators & Readers

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Fantasy, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Social Change, Theme: Social Justice, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

A CRACK IN THE SEA: A Guide for Educators & Readers Best Users: Librarians, Educators, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 05-10 ABOUT THE GUIDE The novel A Crack in the Sea by H.M. Bouwman (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) opens a door from our world and our history into a second world.  Through mysterious cracks in the sea, a group of Africans escape death at the hands of slavers in 1781, and a group of Vietnamese refugees escape death by exposure on the open sea in 1978. Each of the groups discover a world with a vast ocean and sparse islands where refugees from our world have begun again. ...

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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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Deadly Flowers: Ninja Game

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Game, KidLit Tool: Library Tour, KidLit Tool: Treasure Hunt, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Fantasy, Theme: Kinetic Literacy, Theme: Mythology, Theme: Supernatural, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

DEADLY FLOWERS Ninja Game for Libraries, Book Clubs & Bookstores   Best Users: Librarians, Book Clubs, Bookstores Best Audience: Children Grades 05-10 ABOUT THE ACTIVITY Librarians, booksellers, and book clubs can use this game not only to engage readers with Kata’s ninja adventures in Deadly Flowers and Deadly Wish (Boyds Mill Press), but also to engage them in using the library or bookstore as a resource. School librarians may find the kit to be a great way to introduce readers to the layout and search tools of the library at the beginning of the term. In the game, three teams...

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Finding Perfect: The Unfolding Identity Project

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: At-Risk Youth, Theme: Character Education, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

FINDING PERFECT The Unfolding Identity Project   Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Counselors Best Audience: Children Grades 03-07 ABOUT THE ACTIVITY In the middle grade novel Finding Perfect,  Molly’s view of herself differs greatly from how others perceive her. Although Molly’s OCD makes her situation unique, we are all a little like Molly – who we present to the world is not always in perfect alignment with who we are on the inside. You can help your readers explore the layers of identity – both public and private – with a series of writing prompts.  The responses to the...

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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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When the Sea Turned to Silver: Dramatic Reading / Readers Theater

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Chinese / Chinese American, Theme: Drama, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

  When the Sea Turned to Silver DRAMATIC READING KIT   Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Chinese Culture Organizations Best Audience: Children Grades 03-07 About the Kit: When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin (Little, Brown) is a chapter book filled with many stories.  One of the book’s main characters is the Storyteller, a woman renowned for her ability to both amaze and educate with her words.  You, too, are renowned for this ability.  This dramatic reading gives you the role of the Storyteller sharing a tale entitled, The Story of the Red Stone. Why a...

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