Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group

Brave: Classroom & Event Activities

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: Anti-Bullying, Theme: Biography, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Social Justice, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

BRAVE A Picture Book With Classroom & Event Activities Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Community Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03   EXPLORE & DOWNLOAD THE ACTIVITIES I Am Brave When… With these activity sheets, readers are invited to explore how they are brave (affirmation) and how they would like to be brave in the future (aspiration).  Additionally they are asked to complete the sentence, “I am brave when…” in words and/or pictures.  To join the national conversation on bravery, that response can be easily photographed and...

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Jasmine Toguchi Series: Classroom & Reader Activities

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: I'm Your Neighbor, Theme: Asian / Asian American, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

JASMINE TOGUCHI Chapter Book Series Classroom & Reader Activities Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Community Groups, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 01-04   EXPLORE & DOWNLOAD THE  ACTIVITIES   Jasmine Toguchi: Paper Dolls Jasmine and her best friend get dressed in kimono for the Japanese celebration, Girl’s Day.  Your readers can color Jasmine’s kimono and dress the standing Jasmine doll.  Have paper handy to make her other clothes! Jasmine Toguchi: Paper Dolls (PDF) Jasmine Toguchi: Origami For the Japanese celebration, Girl’s Day, Jasmine and her...

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The Blue Pool of Questions: Guide to Classroom & Community Conversations

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Video & Book Trailers, Theme: Character Education, Theme: Community Service & Service Learning, Theme: Cross Generational, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Social Change, Theme: Social Justice, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

  THE BLUE POOL OF QUESTIONS Guide to Classroom & Community Conversations Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Community Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 02-12   ABOUT THE ACTIVITY The Blue Pool of Questions (Penny Candy Books) is an award-winning illustrated book for all ages.  In the tale, a man asks so many big questions that his questions form a pool that grows to the size of an ocean.  That pool strands the people who like “everyday answers” and have forgotten “what questions look like.”  The man, however, cannot look away from his questions and chooses to...

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Piecing Me Together: A YA Discussion Guide About Race, Class, Gender, and Intersectionality

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, Theme: African American, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: At-Risk Youth, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Social Change, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

  PIECING ME TOGETHER: YA Discussion Guide Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Community Groups, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 07-12   ABOUT THE GUIDE Sometimes it feels like I leave home a whole person, sent off with kisses from Mom, who is hanging her every hope on my future. By the time I get home I feel like my soul has been shattered into a million pieces. . Mom’s love repairs me… . Listening to these mentors, I feel like I can prove the negative stereotypes about girls like me wrong. That I can and will do more, be more. . But when I leave? It happens again. The...

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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 retelling...

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