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Graphic Novels Portray Bicultural America. Illustration by Marguerite Dabaie Superman, arguably the most iconic figure in the history of comics, is a champion of “truth, justice, and the American way,” in the words of the 1940s radio show “Adventures of Superman.”

Graphic Novels Portray Bicultural America

He’s also an immigrant. A refugee, in fact, sent off by his parents to escape their dying planet Krypton and make a better life for himself on Earth. His creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, were themselves the children of Jewish immigrants. “Superman was the ultimate assimilationist fantasy,” said their fellow cartoonist Jules Feiffer in an interview for Danny Fingeroth’s book Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero (Continuum, 2007). “The mild manners and glasses that signified a class of nerdy Clark Kents was, in no way, our real truth. Yang’s Superman and Super-Man,the latter starring a Chinese superheroCourtesy of DC Entertainment “Superman navigates two different identities,” notes graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, the U.S. Ms. 13 kids books to spark conversations about empathy.

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

13 kids books to spark conversations about empathy

It’s what helps us connect to other humans, and what makes us better humans. You may be surprised to learn that empathy isn’t an inborn trait, but rather one that must be learned – preferably during early childhood. According to expert Michele Borba, author of Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World, empathy is not something that is taught through lecturing. Instead, it’s something that must be woven in all aspects of life on a regular basis. There is no way to exaggerate the importance of teaching children empathy – Borba explains that beyond being essential to forming healthy relationships, empathy affects nearly every area of our lives.

There are many ways to instill empathy. A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stand In My Shoes by Bob SornsonAfter her sister explains what empathy means, Emily starts to notice how those around her feel. Hey, Little Ant by Phillip M. Notable Tradebooks for Young People. 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People (NCSS member login required) The following books were inadvertently left off of the printed list, but have been included in the online list: Seeds of Freedom by Hester Bass, published by Candlewick Press, and Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees by Franck Prévot, published by Charlesbridge.

Notable Tradebooks for Young People

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12. We Need Diverse Books Campaign. Diversity Resources. Ctr for the Study of Multicultural Children's Lit. OmniLibros. Find recently published (since 2010) English-language children's literature that promotes global understanding through this annotated bibliography.


Choose the Indices tab to search by title or grade level. Narrow the search using the keyword search tool. Be sure to check out the Book Map, and find books by country. Click on the marker on the country to view and go to those resources. Agate Bolden — AGATE. Latin@s in Kid Lit. 50+ Picture Books about Mixed Race Families. A bit late to the party, seeing that Mixed Heritage Week ended yesterday!

50+ Picture Books about Mixed Race Families

But with ever-increasing numbers of multiracial families (growing three times as fast as the US population as a whole!) , these picture books are relevant at any time of the year. I found so many lovely children’s books about multiracial families that the list just kept growing longer and longer… 50+ Picture Books about Mixed Race Families Babies & Toddlers 15 Things Not to Do with a Babyby Margaret McAllister Don’t lend your baby to a kangaroo, don’t let it play with an elephant and don’t plant it in the garden!

Exploring Children's Books Through the Lens of Diversity. Let's Read in Spanish. Latino Lit and Spanish books. Spanish-Language Literature Resources. Lil' Libros™ De Impacto Niños Lecturas Gráficas Named AAP 2016 REVERE Awards Winner - Rubicon Publishing Inc. OAKVILLE, ON — Rubicon is thrilled to announce that our Spanish-language series De Impacto Niños Lecturas Gráficas was named the winner of the Supplemental Resources, Resources for ELLs category at the AAP (Association of American Publishers) 2016 REVERE Awards.

De Impacto Niños Lecturas Gráficas Named AAP 2016 REVERE Awards Winner - Rubicon Publishing Inc.

The winners were announced at the REVERE Awards Gala on 8 June 2016. How to Assess Books for Relevance to ELLs. In this excerpt from English Language Learners: The Essential Guide, ELL researchers David and Yvonne Freeman offer a comprehensive set of tips for choosing culturally relevant books in the ELL classroom.

How to Assess Books for Relevance to ELLs

They also offer a number of book recommendations and a rubric that teachers and students can use to determine whether a book is culturally relevant. Question #1: Are the characters in the story like you and your family? I Love Saturdays and domingos Francisco is a third-grade bilingual teacher working with Hispanic children in a small city on the California coast. Newbery Medal Home. Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan, written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division.

Newbery Medal Home

Inspired by an 1828 estate appraisement, Ashley Bryan honors the lives of eleven slaves in poetry and collage. Caldecott Medal Home. Leave Me Alone!

Caldecott Medal Home

Illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol, and published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership. At the end of her rope, Granny is desperate for time alone to finish knitting sweaters for a house filled with dozens of rambunctious children. Brosgol’s expressive watercolor and cartoon art presents a genre-breaking journey taking Granny from the traditional forest setting to the mountains to the moon and beyond. Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by R. School Library Journal reviews. Children’s Books – Reviews and Articles from Dia de los Libros. A list of awards and grants that might be of interest to those who celebrate Día in their library and community is compiled below.

Dia de los Libros

Américas Award –The Consortium of Latin American Studies founded the Américas Award in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use. CLASP offers up to two annual book awards, together with a commended list of titles. Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature Día grant – The Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature awards an annual grant to a library whose Día program has an African American Focus. The grant award amount is $500 in selected multicultural children's books for the awarded library.

Applications are usually due in February/March. celebrations. Young Adult Award Winners. Looking for great teen books? Look no further than YALSA's Book Awards and Selected Booklists. While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels.

We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families. Book Awards Learn more about the Alex Awards, Edwards Award, Morris Award, Odyssey Award, Nonfiction Award, and Printz Award and read speeches from winners. Projeqt - dynamic presentations for a real-time world. NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. Congratulations to the 2017 award winners! 2017 Winner Some Writer! : The Story of E.B. White. Robert F. Sibert Medal and Honor Books, 2001-present. Medal winner Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras, written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams Books for Young Readers/ABRAMS) Honor books Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans, written and illustrated by Don Brown (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club, written by Phillip Hoose (Farrar Straus Giroux)

Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards.