Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-05-09
ISBN: 0062215949
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground Book Excerpt:

From beloved Newbery Honor winner and three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia comes a powerful and heartfelt novel about loss, family, and love that will appeal to fans of Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander. Clayton feels most alive when he’s with his grandfather, Cool Papa Byrd, and the band of Bluesmen—he can’t wait to join them, just as soon as he has a blues song of his own. But then the unthinkable happens. Cool Papa Byrd dies, and Clayton’s mother forbids Clayton from playing the blues. And Clayton knows that’s no way to live. Armed with his grandfather’s brown porkpie hat and his harmonica, he runs away from home in search of the Bluesmen, hoping he can join them on the road. But on the journey that takes him through the New York City subways and to Washington Square Park, Clayton learns some things that surprise him. National Book Award Finalist * Kirkus Best Books of 2017 * Horn Book Best Books of 2017 * Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017 * School Library Journal Best Books of 2017 * NAACP Image Awards Youth/Teens Winner * Chicago Public Library Best Books * Boston Globe Best Books of 2017 "This slim novel strikes a strong chord."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) "This complex tale of family and forgiveness has heart.” —School Library Journal (starred review) "Strong characterizations and vivid musical scenes add layers to this warm family story.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “An appealing, realistic story with frequent elegant turns of phrase." —The Horn Book (starred review) "Garcia-Williams skillfully finds melody in words.” —Booklist (starred review)

Study Guide Student Workbook for Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

Study Guide Student Workbook for Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
Author: Rowan Black
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2018-08-02
ISBN: 9781724718068
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide Student Workbook for Clayton Byrd Goes Underground Book Excerpt:

The Black Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention. Teachers and Homeschool Instructors may use the activities included to improve student learning and organization. Students will construct and identify the following areas of knowledge. Character Identification Events Location Vocabulary Main Idea Conflict And more as appropriate to the text.

Jumped

Jumped
Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN: 0061975710
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jumped Book Excerpt:

Beloved author Rita Williams-Garcia intertwines the lives of three very different teens in this fast-paced, gritty narrative about choices and the impact that even the most seemingly insignificant ones can have. A National Book Award finalist. One day. One huge New York City high school. Three girls, headed toward one slow-motion collision. There’s Trina, a pretty, self-involved artist who’s sure she’s bringing beauty and color to the lives of everyone around her, regardless of what they really think. There’s Leticia, who skates by on minimal effort; she’s more interested in her cell phone, her nails, and gossip than school. And there’s Dominique, an angry basketball player who’s been benched for low grades. When Trina unknowingly offends Dominique, Dominique decides that it’s going down—after school, she’s going to jump Trina. Trina has no idea. And Leticia is the only witness to Dominique’s rage, the only one who could stop the beatdown from coming. But does she want to get involved in this mess?

Gone Crazy in Alabama

Gone Crazy in Alabama
Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN: 0062215906
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gone Crazy in Alabama Book Excerpt:

The Coretta Scott King Award–winning Gone Crazy in Alabama by Newbery Honor and New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of the Gaither sisters as they travel from the streets of Brooklyn to the rural South for the summer of a lifetime. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are off to Alabama to visit their grandmother Big Ma and her mother, Ma Charles. Across the way lives Ma Charles’s half sister, Miss Trotter. The two half sisters haven’t spoken in years. As Delphine hears about her family history, she uncovers the surprising truth that’s been keeping the sisters apart. But when tragedy strikes, Delphine discovers that the bonds of family run deeper than she ever knew possible. Powerful and humorous, this companion to the award-winning One Crazy Summer and P.S. Be Eleven will be enjoyed by fans of the first two books, as well as by readers meeting these memorable sisters for the first time. Readers who enjoy Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to Birmingham and Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming will find much to love in this book. Rita Williams-Garcia's books about Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern can also be read alongside nonfiction explorations of American history such as Jason Reynolds's and Ibram X. Kendi's books. Each humorous, unforgettable story in this trilogy follows the sisters as they grow up during one of the most tumultuous eras in recent American history, the 1960s. Read the adventures of eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, as they visit their kin all over the rapidly changing nation—and as they discover that the bonds of family, and their own strength, run deeper than they ever knew possible. “The Gaither sisters are an irresistible trio. Williams-Garcia excels at conveying defining moments of American society from their point of view.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Coretta Scott King Award winner * ALA Notable Book * School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year * ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice * Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year * Washington Post Best Books of the Year * The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon Book * Three starred reviews * CCBC Choice * New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing * Amazon Best Book of the Year

Like Sisters on the Homefront

Like Sisters on the Homefront
Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-12-30
ISBN: 0062823930
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Like Sisters on the Homefront Book Excerpt:

Rita Williams-Garcia’s masterful and bold Coretta Scott King Honor Book is fresh, funny, and powerfully relevant. This novel by a master storyteller and Newbery Honor-winning author is about one girl’s discovery of her family history—and her own place within it. When fourteen-year-old Gayle gets in trouble with a boy—again—her mother doesn’t give her a choice: Gayle is getting sent away from New York to her family down South, along with her baby, José. In a small town in Georgia, there is nowhere to go but church, nothing to do but chores, and no friends except her goody-goody, big-boned, kneesock-wearing cousin, Cookie. Gayle is stuck cleaning up after Great, the old family matriarch who stays upstairs in her bed. But the more she spends time with Cookie and Great, Gayle learns about her family’s history and secrets, stretching all the way back through the preachers and ancestors of the past. And slowly, the stories of her roots begin to change how Gayle sees her future. Like Sisters on the Homefront is a fast, gritty read about mistakes, second chances, and family. A strong choice for summer reading and for sparking conversation in the classroom or at home.

A Sitting in St James

A Sitting in St  James
Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN: 0062367323
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Sitting in St James Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award! 7 starred reviews! "Monumental." —Booklist (starred review) * "A marathon masterpiece."—Kirkus (starred review) * "Necessary."—SLJ (starred review) * "Shocking and dramatic."—Shelf Awareness (starred review) * "Mesmerizing, confounding and vividly rendered."—Book Page (starred review) * "Williams-Garcia’s storytelling is magnificent; her voice honest and authentic."—Horn Book (starred review) This astonishing novel from three-time National Book Award finalist Rita Williams-Garcia about the interwoven lives of those bound to a plantation in antebellum America is an epic masterwork—empathetic, brutal, and entirely human—and essential reading for both teens and adults grappling with the long history of American racism. 1860, Louisiana. After serving as mistress of Le Petit Cottage for more than six decades, Madame Sylvie Guilbert has decided, in spite of her family’s objections, to sit for a portrait. While Madame plots her last hurrah, stories that span generations—from the big house to out in the fields—of routine horrors, secrets buried as deep as the family fortune, and the tangled bonds of descendants and enslaved, come to light to reveal a true portrait of the Guilberts.

One Crazy Summer

One Crazy Summer
Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-01-26
ISBN: 0061966673
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Crazy Summer Book Excerpt:

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. A strong option for summer reading—take this book along on a family road trip or enjoy it at home. This moving, funny novel won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the Coretta Scott King Award and was a National Book Award Finalist. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern's story continues in P.S. Be Eleven and Gone Crazy in Alabama. Readers who enjoy Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to Birmingham and Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming will find much to love in One Crazy Summer. Rita Williams-Garcia's books about Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern can also be read alongside nonfiction explorations of American history such as Jason Reynolds's and Ibram X. Kendi's books. In One Crazy Summer, eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California. But when the sisters arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with their mother, Cecile is nothing like they imagined. While the girls hope to go to Disneyland and meet Tinker Bell, their mother sends them to a day camp run by the Black Panthers. Unexpectedly, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern learn much about their family, their country, and themselves during one truly crazy summer. This novel was the first featured title for Marley D’s Reading Party, launched after the success of #1000BlackGirlBooks. Maria Russo, in a New York Times list of "great kids' books with diverse characters," called it "witty and original." "This vibrant and moving award-winning novel has heart to spare," commented Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich in her Brightly article "Knowing Our History to Build a Brighter Future: Books to Help Kids Understand the Fight for Racial Equality."

No Laughter Here

No Laughter Here
Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN: 0061975753
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Laughter Here Book Excerpt:

In this groundbreaking novel, Coretta Scott King Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia uses her vividly realistic voice to highlight an often taboo practice that affects millions of girls around the world every year, and to explore a perspective not often depicted in YA fiction. Even though they were born in different countries, Akilah and Victoria are true best friends. But Victoria has been acting strange ever since she returned from her summer in Nigeria, where she had a special coming-of-age ceremony. Why does proud Victoria, named for a queen, slouch at her desk and answer the teacher's questions in a whisper? And why won't she laugh with Akilah anymore? Akilah's name means "intelligent," and she is determined to find out what's wrong. But when she learns the terrible secret Victoria is hiding, she suddenly has even more questions. The only problem is, they might not be the kind that have answers.

P S Be Eleven

P S  Be Eleven
Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-05-21
ISBN: 0062208500
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

P S Be Eleven Book Excerpt:

The Gaither sisters are at it again! A sequel to the Newbery Honor Book One Crazy Summer, this Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel will find a home in the hearts of readers who loved Brown Girl Dreaming and As Brave as You. After spending the summer in Oakland, California, with their mother and the Black Panthers, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern arrive home with a newfound streak of independence. That doesn't sit well with Big Ma, who doesn't like the way things are changing. Neither does Delphine. Pa has a new girlfriend. Uncle Darnell comes home from Vietnam, but he's not the same. And her new sixth-grade teacher isn't the fun, stylish Miss Honeywell—it's Mr. Mwila, a stern exchange teacher from Zambia. But the one thing that doesn't change during this turbulent year is the advice that Delphine receives from her mother, who reminds her not to grow up too fast. To be eleven while she can. Readers who enjoy Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to Birmingham and Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming will find much to love in this book. Rita Williams-Garcia's books about Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern can also be read alongside nonfiction explorations of American history such as Jason Reynolds's and Ibram X. Kendi's books. Each humorous, unforgettable story in this trilogy follows the sisters as they grow up during one of the most tumultuous eras in recent American history, the 1960s. Read the adventures of eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, as they visit their kin all over the rapidly changing nation—and as they discover that the bonds of family, and their own strength, run deeper than they ever knew possible. “The Gaither sisters are an irresistible trio. Williams-Garcia excels at conveying defining moments of American society from their point of view.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Gaither Sisters Trilogy Collection

Gaither Sisters Trilogy Collection
Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN: 0062891111
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gaither Sisters Trilogy Collection Book Excerpt:

All three books in the Coretta Scott King Award-winning series by New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia are now available in one ebook collection! Each humorous, unforgettable story follows the Gaither sisters as they grow up during one of the most tumultuous eras in recent American history, the 1960s. Read the adventures of eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, as they visit their kin all over the rapidly changing nation—and as they discover that the bonds of family, and their own strength, run deeper than they ever knew possible. This collection includes One Crazy Summer, a Newbery Honor Book, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Scott O’Dell Award; P.S. Be Eleven; and Gone Crazy in Alabama, all of which will make the perfect addition to a young reader’s growing library. “A beloved middle grade series.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Funny, wise, poignant, and thought-provoking.” —Horn Book (starred review) “The Gaither sisters are an irresistible trio. Williams-Garcia excels at conveying defining moments of American society from their point of view.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

THE WORLD S BEST OF THE BEST AND MOST ILLUSTRIOUS

THE WORLD S BEST OF THE BEST AND MOST ILLUSTRIOUS
Author: times square press TSP
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN: 1794761977
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THE WORLD S BEST OF THE BEST AND MOST ILLUSTRIOUS Book Excerpt:

THE WORLD'S BEST OF THE BEST AND MOST ILLUSTRIOUS. MEN, WOMEN, AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE YEAR (HOMMES, FEMMES, PRIX ET EVENEMENTS DE L'ANNEE) A joint publication of Stars Illustrated Magazine(R) and Times Square Press(R) New York. 4th edition ●Men and women of the world. ●The rebirth of the accordion. ●Who's who of the accordion's renaissance. ●Shining stars. ●Fashion. ●Technology. ●Quality of life, education, health and social affairs. ●Music renaissance. ●The United States ●Motion pictures. ●Stage/Theater/Plays/Musicals. ●Music. ●Books. ●Nightlife. ●Beauty & Modelling. ●THE BEST OF The Middle East, Arab World and North Africa. ●THE BEST OF Eastern Europe, Russia. ●Best musicians ●From France ●Hommes, femmes et événements de l'année... ●France's best restaurants

The Best of 2018 2019 Men Women of the Year

The Best of 2018 2019  Men   Women of the Year
Author: Maximillien de Lafayette
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2019
ISBN: 0359328954
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best of 2018 2019 Men Women of the Year Book Excerpt:

The Best of 2018-2019. Men & Women of the Year. Personalités et Stars de l'Année. A joint publication of Maximillien de Lafayette®, Stars Illustrated Magazine®, Times Square Press®, Federation of American Musicians, Singers and Performing Artists, Inc. (FAMSPA) New York. The roster of the great achievers, stars, artists, musicians, celebrities and greatest minds of the year. A beautifully illustrated and designed photo album with fascinating interviews, essays and articles on the most important men and women and events of the year. A collector's item.

Better with Books

Better with Books
Author: Melissa Hart
Publsiher: Sasquatch Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN: 1632172283
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better with Books Book Excerpt:

Needed now more than ever: a guide that includes 500 diverse contemporary fiction and memoir recommendations for preteens and teens with the goal of inspiring greater empathy for themselves, their peers, and the world around them. As young people are diagnosed with anxiety and depression in increasing numbers, or dealing with other issues that can isolate them from family and friends–such as bullying, learning disabilities, racism, or homophobia–characters in books can help them feel less alone. And just as important, reading books that feature a diverse range of real-life topics helps generate openness, empathy, and compassion in all kids. Better with Books is a valuable resource for parents, teachers, librarians, therapists, and all caregivers who recognize the power of literature to improve young readers’ lives. Each chapter explores a particular issue affecting preteens and teens today and includes a list of recommended related books–all published within the last decade. Recommendations are grouped by age: those appropriate for middle-grade readers and those for teens. Reading lists are organized around: Adoption and foster care Body image Immigration Learning challenges LGBTQIA+ youth Mental health Nature and environmentalism Physical disability Poverty and homelessness Race and ethnicity Religion and spirituality

Literature for Young Adults

Literature for Young Adults
Author: Joan L. Knickerbocker,James A. Rycik
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2019-08-28
ISBN: 135106715X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature for Young Adults Book Excerpt:

Now in its second edition, this book explores a great variety of genres and formats of young adult literature while placing special emphasis on contemporary works with nontraditional themes, protagonists, and literary conventions that are well suited to young adult readers. It looks at the ways in which contemporary readers can access literature and share the works they're reading, and it shows teachers the resources that are available, especially online, for choosing and using good literature in the classroom and for recommending books for their students’ personal reading. In addition to traditional genre chapters, this book includes chapters on literary nonfiction; poetry, short stories, and drama; and film. Graphic novels, diversity issues, and uses of technology are also included throughout the text. The book's discussion of literary language—including traditional elements as well as metafictive terms—enables readers to share in a literary conversation with their peers (and others) when communicating about books. This book is an essential resource for preservice educators to help young adults understand and appreciate the excellent literature that is available to them. New to the second edition: New popular authors, books, and movies with a greater focus on diversity of literature Updated coverage of new trends, such as metafiction, a renewed focus on nonfiction, and retellings of canonical works Increased attention to graphic novels and multimodal texts throughout the book eResources with downloadable materials, including book lists, awards lists, and Focus Questions

Christopher Paul Curtis 3 Book eomni

Christopher Paul Curtis 3 Book eomni
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN: 0593487230
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christopher Paul Curtis 3 Book eomni Book Excerpt:

From the Newberry Medal and Corretta Scott King Award winning author, three bestselling novels that have been called “a modern classic” by NPR and “marvelous” by The New York Times are now available for the first time in one ebook collection! Included in this set are three cherished and unforgettable books about Black family life, important moments in history, and dealing with tough situations with determination and humor: The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 features Kenny and his family on a road trip during the civil rights era; Bud, Not Buddy, a motherless boy on the run during the Depression (both books include special bonus content), plus The Mighty Miss Malone, which stars a character from Bud, Deza Malone, who is looking to get her family back together.

Boost Your STEAM Program With Great Literature and Activities

Boost Your STEAM Program With Great Literature and Activities
Author: Liz Knowles Ed.D.,Martha Smith
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN: 1440862516
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boost Your STEAM Program With Great Literature and Activities Book Excerpt:

You've created a STEAM program in your library, but how do you work literacy into the curriculum? With this collection of resource recommendations, direction for program development, and activities, you'll have students reading proficiently in no time. • Presents complementary annotated books and discussion questions to engage students in STEAM topics • Offers topical project and problem-solving activity ideas for students in the library makerspace • Provides research and additional resources for teachers and librarians to use in implementing successful STEAM programs

One Crazy Summer Literature Kit Gr 5 6

One Crazy Summer   Literature Kit Gr  5 6
Author: Jenny Burr
Publsiher: Classroom Complete Press
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2022-06-16
ISBN: 0228309689
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Crazy Summer Literature Kit Gr 5 6 Book Excerpt:

Reconnect with lost loved ones and discover the strength hidden within. This resource is engaging and fun for the students, leading to better comprehension of the novel. Put yourself in the Gaither sister’s shoes and imagine how you would react when facing your long-lost mother. Make inferences based on what is described in the text. Explore the importance of names and why people may change them. Designate statements about the summer camp as true or false. Find the word that does not belong in a series and explain why it does not fit. Plan a meal to serve to your family that is both delicious and nutritious. Track instances of flashbacks and foreshadowing used throughout the novel. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, our worksheets incorporate a variety of scaffolding strategies along with additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key. About the Novel: One Crazy Summer follows the adventures of the Gaither sisters as they travel to Oakland, California in the summer of 1968. Hoping to reconnect with the mother who abandoned them, Delphine, Vonetta and Fern fly to a strange new town on the other side of the country from where they call home. Scared and alone, the sisters meet a reluctant and secretive woman they refer to as Cecile. While the two youngest try their hardest to win Cecile’s affection, Delphine falls into her role as de facto mother in order to take care of her sisters. In doing so, she is able to slowly chip away at Cecile’s hard exterior and peek inside her inner workings. During their summer stay, Cecile sends the girls to a day camp run by the Black Panthers group. While there, the Gaither sisters meet new people and make new friends. They learn about what the Black Panthers are trying to accomplish and all the good they do for the community. By the end of the summer, the Gaither sisters manage to reconnect with their mother and make lifelong friends.

We Rise We Resist We Raise Our Voices

We Rise  We Resist  We Raise Our Voices
Author: Wade Hudson,Cheryl Willis Hudson
Publsiher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN: 0525580441
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Rise We Resist We Raise Our Voices Book Excerpt:

Fifty of the foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators--including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander--share answers to the question, "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?" in this beautiful, full-color keepsake collection, published in partnership with Just Us Books. What do we tell our children when the world seems bleak, and prejudice and racism run rampant? With 96 lavishly designed pages of original art and prose, fifty diverse creators lend voice to young activists. Featuring poems, letters, personal essays, art, and other works from such industry leaders as Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming), Jason Reynolds (All American Boys), Kwame Alexander (The Crossover), Andrea Pippins (I Love My Hair), Sharon Draper (Out of My Mind), Rita Williams-Garcia (One Crazy Summer), Ellen Oh (cofounder of We Need Diverse Books), and artists Ekua Holmes, Rafael Lopez, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, and more, this anthology empowers the nation's youth to listen, learn, and build a better tomorrow. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018! A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018!

Partnering with Parents Boosting Literacy for All Ages

Partnering with Parents  Boosting Literacy for All Ages
Author: Mary Schreiber
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN: 1440863938
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Partnering with Parents Boosting Literacy for All Ages Book Excerpt:

Caregiver involvement is key to a child's reading success story, and libraries are in the perfect position to provide the guidance needed for parents and caregivers to embrace their role as their children's first and most enduring teachers. • Teaches librarians how to mentor parents and caregivers, offering different strategies to make a child a reader for life • Includes a go-to list of books and materials to recommend and display • Offers programs that work to engage parents and caregivers in their children's reading life • Shows how to make the library a center for education and learning

The Hero Next Door

The Hero Next Door
Author: Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Publsiher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN: 0525646329
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hero Next Door Book Excerpt:

From We Need Diverse Books, the organization behind Flying Lessons & Other Stories, comes another middle-grade short story collection--this one focused on exploring acts of bravery--featuring some of the best own-voices children's authors, including R. J. Palacio (Wonder), Rita Williams-Garcia (One Crazy Summer), Linda Sue Park (A Long Walk to Water), and many more. Not all heroes wear capes. Some heroes teach martial arts. Others talk to ghosts. A few are inventors or soccer players. They're also sisters, neighbors, and friends. Because heroes come in many shapes and sizes. But they all have one thing in common: they make the world a better place. Published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books, this vibrant anthology features thirteen acclaimed authors whose powerful and diverse voices show how small acts of kindness can save the day. So pay attention, because a hero could be right beside you. Or maybe the hero is you. AUTHORS INCLUDE: William Alexander, Joseph Bruchac, Lamar Giles, Mike Jung, Hena Khan, Juana Medina, Ellen Oh, R. J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park and Anna Dobbin, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Ronald L. Smith, Rita Williams-Garcia, and short-story contest winner Suma Subramaniam “As with the two previous anthologies from We Need Diverse Books, this collection admirably succeeds in making available to all readers a wider and more representative range of American voices and protagonists.” -The Washington Post