Description : A timeless classic that will enchant readers who love Jennifer L. Holm and Thanhha Lai, about an immigrant girl inspired by the sport she loves to find her own home team—and to break down any barriers that stand in her way. Shirley Temple Wong sails from China to America with a heart full of dreams. Her new home is Brooklyn, New York. America is indeed a land full of wonders, but Shirley doesn't know any English, so it's hard to make friends. Then a miracle happens: baseball! It's 1947, and Jackie Robinson, star of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is a superstar. Suddenly Shirley is playing stickball with her class and following Jackie as he leads the Brooklyn Dodgers to victory after victory. With her hero smashing assumptions and records on the ball field, Shirley begins to feel that America is truly the land of opportunity—and perhaps has also become her real home.
Description : In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball.
Description : Looking for ways to add rigor to your students' explorations of rich, complex literature? Students will be engaged as they analyze this classic story about Shirley Temple Wong's journey from China to America. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson: An Instructional Guide for Literature provides engaging activities that incorporate the following research-based literacy skills: close reading tasks; text-based vocabulary practice; cross-curricular activities; text-dependent questions; reader response writing prompts; leveled comprehension questions; story elements comprehension tasks; diverse and relevant assessments. Strengthen your students' literacy skills by implementing this high-interest resource in your classroom!
Description : Offering 100 ready-made book club instructions for popular children's and YA titles, this guide provides comprehensive background information needed to conduct lively book discussions for four types of family-oriented book clubs--family, mother/daughter, father/son, and readers' rap--as well as a book club for kids only. Perfect for public library programs and after-school book clubs, this is a one-stop resource, with practical, ready-made plans that can easily be adapted to multiple environments.
Description : Volume 1 includes activities and lessons to accompany children's books by Michael Bond, Margaret Musgrove, Seymour Chwast, Doug Cushman, Gene Baer, Pam Conrad, Monica Wellington and Andrew Kupfer, Sara Fanelli, Sandra Markle, David Wisniewski, Alexandra Day, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, Miela Ford, Joanna Cole and Stephanie Calmenson, Wendy Pfeffer, Kay Dokken, Mordicai Gerstein, Ted Lewin, David A. Adler, Shirley Climo, Michael O. Tunnell, D. Anne Love, Ron Roy, Mary Pope Osborne, Fred Gwynne, Raffi, Alma Flor Ada, Ann Jonas, Stuart J. Murphy, Alan Baron, Amy Ehrlich, Syd Hoff, Sarah Weeks, James Stevenson, Carol Ann Timmel, Carolyn Jackson, Linda Martin, Janet Perlman, Robert Kraus, George Shannon, Laura Joffe Numeroff, Amy Schwartz, Bruce Lansky, David Kirk, Chris Van Allsburg, Deborah Blumenthal, Nina Laden, Jon Scieszka, Judy Blume, Elaine Greenstein, Colin Thompson, June Crebbin, Vivian French, Charlotte Dematons, Timothy Bush, Miriam Moss, Emily Arnold McCully, Phillis Gershator, Jan Romero Stevens, Rachel Isadora, Carmen Agra Deedy, Peter Mandel, Anita Jeram, Nancy Van Laan, Jack Prelutsky, Sue Tarsky, Gail Gibbons, Paul Giganti, Byron Barton, Scott Gustafson, Teri Sloat, Eve Merriam, Tana Hoban, Zita Newcome, Sarah Perry, Pat Hutchins, Margaret Read MacDonald, Shirley Neitzel, Ann Morris, Margaret Wise Brown, Rick Brown, Andrew Clements, Sylvia Andrews, Larry LaPrise, Charlotte Zolotow, Luis Garay, Ann Whitford Paul, Betsy Byars, Harriet Lerner, Marjorie Priceman, Rod Clement, Diana Appelbaum, Melvin Berger, Katherine K. Winkleman, Amy Axelrod, Eve Bunting, Henry Cole, B.G. Hennessy, Arthur Dorros, Bernard Most, Colin West, Franklyn M. Branley, Susi Greg Fowler, Deborah Heiligman, Patricia Lauber, Pamela Duncan Edwards, Jama Kim Rattigan, Allan Fowler, Carole Lexa Schaefer, Max Grover, Louis Phillips, Betsy and Giulio Maestro, Richard Egielski, Kevin Henkes, Nurit Karlin, Leo Lionni, Aliki, Joy N. Hulme, Eloise Greenfield, Liz Rosenberg, Jill Murphy, Karla Kuskin, Jack Gantos, Jean Marzollo, Katrin Hyman Tchana, Eric Carle, Eugene Trivizas, John Updike, Chris Raschka, Judith Gorog, Jonathan London, Jane Manning, Joan L. Nodset, Rose Robart, Laura Rader, Bob Barner, Marcia Vaughan, Margot Zemach, David Martin, and Ellen Stoll Walsh. Volume 2 includes activities and lessons to accompany children's books by Jane Bayer, Gayle Corbett Shirley, Kevin Henkes, Scott Gustafson, Jeff Moss, Jack Prelutsky, Aliki, Seymour Simon, Lynn Reiser, Sid Fleischman, Kathleen Karr, Sharon Creech, Delia Ray, Margaret Read MacDonald, Bo Flood, Betty Fraser, Charles Keller, Pam Conrad, Elizabeth Levy, Avi, Roger Ressmeyer, John Christopher Fine, Robert D. Ballard, George Shannon, Judy Sierra, Andrew Santella, Jean Fritz, Martin Hallet, Jane Yolen, Brian Selznick, Elizabeth Winthrop, Gloria Whelan, Arlene Erlbach, Sylvia Whitman, Gary Bowen, Zlata Filipovic, Chris Van Allsburg, E.L. Konigsburg, Charlotte F. Otten, A. Mifflin Lowe, Susi Gregg Fowler, Bruce Coville, Karen Hesse, Audrey Wood, Mary Pope Osborne, Marvin Terban, Darleen Bailey Beard, Janet and Allan Ahlberg, Barbara Ware Holmes, Demi, Vicki Cobb, Alan Arkin, Eth Clifford, Marvin Miller, Sylvia Cassedy, Tara and Kathy Darling, James Gurney, Barbara Cohen, Anne Mazer, Gerald Hausman, Laura Numeroff, Bruce Lansky, Paul Fleischman, Margaret Mahy, Tor Seidler, Jessie Haas, Gail Carson Levine, Johanna Hurwitz, Toby Forward, Sylvia Waugh, Arnold Lobel, Jon Scieszka, Michael J. Rosen, Barbara Robinson, Betty Levin, Joy Cowley, Thomas J. Dygard, Barbara Park, Norton Juster, Ashley Bryan, Donald M. Silver, Ruth Heller, Naomi Shihab Nye, Virginia Grossman, Karla Kuskin, Barbara Juster Esbensen, Taro Gomi, Patricia Mullins, Jerry Spinelli, Natalie Babbitt, John Walker, Loretta Krupinski, Lois Lowry, Kathleen Leverich, Ilene Cooper, Janice Lee Smith, Martin W. Sandler, Veronica Lawlor, Lucille Recht Penner, Mary D. Lankford, Steve Tomecek, Jamie Gilson, Jacqueline Morley, James Klein, Tana Hoban, Beverly K. Duncan, Monalisa DeGross, Lawrence Yep, Carlos Cumpian, Russell Freedman, Jeanne Steig, Fred Gwynne, Linda Bourke, Artie Bennett, J. Patrick Lewis, Bobbye S. Goldstein, Eve Merriam, Phillis Gershator, Layne Longfellow, Mary Beth Miller, George Ancona, David F. Birchman, Judith Viorst, and Tiphaine Samoyault.
Description : This ground-breaking edited volume includes chapters which explore the past, present and future position of Chinese American authors within the framework of what Harold Bloom identifies as the “Western literary canon.” These selections, which simultaneously represent the exciting “transnational turn” in American literary studies, not only examine whether or not Chinese American literature is inside or outside the canon, but also question if there is, or should be, a literary canon at all. Moreover, they dissect the canonicity of Chinese American literature by elucidating the social, political and cultural implications of inclusion in the canon. Ultimately, however, this collection is designed as a preliminary step towards exploring the impact of Chinese American literature on the white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant-dominated American literary world, and probing the by-products of both cultural fusion and cultural collision.