Theme: Social Justice

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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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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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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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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Another Kind of Hurricane: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians, Theme: African American, Theme: Character Education, Theme: Community Service & Service Learning, Theme: Social Change, Theme: Social Justice | 6 comments

GIVEAWAY WINNERS of the award-winning MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL For Libraries, Educators & Community Groups Serving Grades 04-09 Curious City gave away 22 individual copies thanks to Random House and author Tamara Ellis Smith! A Bank Street Best Book of the Year! A hurricane, a tragic death, two boys, one marble. How they intertwine is at the heart of the beautiful, poignant novel Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis Smith (Random House). When ten-year-old Zavion loses his home in Hurricane Katrina, he and his father are forced to flee to Baton Rouge. And when Henry, a ten-year-old boy in...

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The Another Kind of Hurricane Project: Connecting with Communities in Need

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: African American, Theme: Community Service & Service Learning, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Social Change, Theme: Social Justice | 5 comments

ANOTHER KIND OF HURRICANE Service Learning Project   Best Users: Educators Grades  04-12, Public Children’s Librarians, School Librarians, Community Groups, Faith Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 04-12   In the stunning debut novel, Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis Smith (Random House Children’s Books) two very different characters—a black boy who loses his home in Hurricane Katrina and a white boy in Vermont who loses his best friend in a tragic accident—come together to find healing. The “Another Kind of Hurricane” Project (AKOH Project) hopes to inspire...

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