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Using Urban Children's Literature to Increase Literacy Jane Fleming, Susan Catapano, Candace M. Oak Creek, WI: National Reading Conference, Inc. Frame, Jeron Ashford. “The Relationship Between Reader Response and Prior Knowledge on African American Students' The Best African American Poems. Here's a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry collected by Jane Yolen and In each pair of poems a relationship, a connection, is revealed. Yesterday I Had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame, ill. by R. Gregory Christie. Young. Adult. Maya Angelou gives voice to a powerful, sensuous poem about the spirit .. to make friends, the intensity of a crush, family tensions, a first relationship, exploring .. Quentin Blake, Ashley Bryan, Eric, Carle, Tomie dePaola, Jane Dyer, Mordecai . Frame, Jeron Ashford () Yesterday I had the blues. Illus.
Alexa Lim Haas U. Alexa Lim Haas — A Chinese manicurist in Miami attempts to describe feelings she doesn't have the words for. Carlson Young — Margaret has been plagued with dreams of a strange world since she was a little girl. After a mysterious man with a map visits her one night, she decides to give in to the incessant calls of The Blazing World. Adinah Dancyger — A young woman who has been sexually assaulted by a stranger on the subway is rendered with psychological menace and sensory dislocation in this elliptical tale.
Michael Covino — Kyle is depressed and a weekend bike ride with his best friend, Mike, should help.
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But Mike has something to say that might ruin the ride. Pete Lee — A middle-aged woman battles loneliness and boredom by robbing banks on her lunch break. But after the adrenaline rush wears off, she still has to deal with her deeply unhappy life.
Inspired by a true story. Joanne Giger — A lonely man goes to the pet store and buys a tiny man in a cage. Susan Bay Nimoy — Eve, a 74 year old widow after 30 years of marriage, journeys through grief, sexual passion, and renewal.
Robin Comisar — A woman gets stuck in a Red Lobster commercial. Mariama Diallo — In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: Ryan Farhoudi — In a loveless marriage, Penny finds solace in the hypnotic escape of the home shopping channel.
When things take an unexpected turn with her husband, the channel proves to be her saving grace Shaka King — Ask your doctor if LaZercism is right for you. Anna Margaret Hollyman — Teeny thought it was just another routine babysitting job — until she's shocked to meet the client.
As the day goes on, Teeny decides to become the woman she had no idea she always wanted to be Jordan Firstman, Charles Rogers — After being emasculated at a sales conference, gay couple Reese and Peyton set out to do the most masculine thing they can think of - sleep with some women.
Shaandiin Tome — On her last day, Ruby faces the inescapable remnants of alcoholism, family and culture. Jack Henry Robbins, Screenwriters: Marc Johnson — A woman named Kanchana and several scorpions explore collaborative survival approaches in a posthuman future in which all living beings are considered equal. Inter-species sociability, the Anthropocene and speculative Fabulations unfold in a futuristic and enchanted world.
Kindred — A young black girl in South L. Christopher Winterbauer — Wyrm has two days to get his first kiss or he'll be held back as part of the school district's No Child Left Alone program and forced to wear his My.
Remote Monitoring collar through high school. Myrsini Aristidou — Athens, present day. Seventeen-year-old Aria, who is working at Jimmy's kebab place, is waiting for a driving lesson with her father. Emerald Fennell — A darkly comic three-part short film about malevolent women. Reema Sengupta — In a city that houses millions, Smita discovers a strange pre-requisite to renting a house in middle-class Mumbai.
Katarzyna Gondek — A hunter's son is born with antlers; a reflection on how each man kills the thing he loves. Ana Alpizar — A humble Cuban fisherman is having a harsh winter on the open sea. For the sake of his family and against all odds, he needs to capture a fish tonight. Luis De Filippis — A trans girl cares for her Italian grandmother. She assumes that her Nonna disapproves of her — but instead discovers a tender bond in their shared vulnerability.
Charlotte Regan — An intimate portrayal of what could be a family's last day together, set against the urban backdrop of North London. Myra Appannah — Krishna wakes up in a strange place, with a strange guy. As she pieces together how she got there, she realizes that the reasons may be bigger than just the night before.
Vijay Varman — With the help of an adviser, a husband and wife must answer three seemingly harmless questions to create their perfect designer baby. Omer Tobi — A gay sauna encounter between a young man and an older man becomes an unexpected lesson about love.
In the face of uncertainty and sorrow that means leaving the land where they were born, his grandparents decide to end it all.
Bahar Pars — A comedy about structural racism at the workplace. Child Chronicles the African American experience of slavery to young readers. Age 9 and up The Transgender Child: Christopher Paul Curtis, Audience: Child The Watson family heads from Michigan to the deep south of Birmingham, AL, in to straighten out fourth grader Kenny by depositing him at the home of his strict grandmother.
This Newbery Medal-winning book is both funny and moving. Ages 8—12 Through My Eyes, Author: Child Bridges gives voice to her innocent 6-year-old self who every day walked through a mob of howling, angry protesters to integrate the New Orleans public schools in Bridges recounts how she innocently thought at the time that, "Two, four, six, eight, we don't want to integrate" was a jump rope chant, even while the mob was carrying a black doll in a coffin.
Many sepia-toned period photographs and excerpts from newspaper articles, comments by her teacher, and a timeline place her story within the context of the larger Civil Rights Movement. Ages 8—12 When Marian Sang, Author: Child About the 20th-century life of Marian Anderson and how she overcame racial barriers with a voice heard and loved worldwide.
We follow Marian from her childhood, singing in church in Philadelphia, through her rejection from a music school that refused to take "coloreds," to her success in the concert halls of Europe, and back to America, where she finally receives acclaim, despite the challenges of racism.
Volunteer With so much awful publicity surrounding foster parenting, Harrison's story of opening her home to foster children, three of whom she later adopted, is tender and inspiring. It is also filled with heartbreaking truths about abused and neglected children and a social service system that is overburdened and occasionally negligent itself.
Beyond the Best Interests of the Child, Author: Volunteer Goldstein, Freud, and Solnit argue that whether or not the psychological parent was biologically related to the child or not, courts should preserve this bond because normal development depends on its continuity. They also stress that for a child, being caught up in a custody battle is a psychological emergency. Above all, judges and lawyers should base their decisions on the child's immature sense of time and steady need for a continuing relationship with the person who has provided ongoing, loving care.
Angela Shelf Medearis, Audience: Volunteer Based on exhaustive research, the authors discuss the primary concerns in foster placement planning, considering the high frequency of placement breakdowns, their impact on the child's behavior and school performance, and the challenges this places on foster families.
Growing Up in the Care of Strangers: Waln Brown and John Seita, Audience: Volunteer Products of foster care themselves, 11 college-educated adults share their insights about their experiences and provide recommendations for professionals about what would improve foster care. Volunteer and Child Bridge's memoir of surviving his childhood in a broken child-care system where the state acts as parents for the young certainly illustrates the complexity of such government institutions.
After being removed from his mother by the state, Bridge spent a brief stint in a residential program before being put into foster care. His decade-long stay with an emotionally abusive and unsupportive family left its share of marks. Orphans of the Living, Author: Volunteer Toth's report from the frontlines of what is known as "substitute care" is not encouraging. As she follows the lives of five young people moving through the system—from Damien, a rape victim at age 8 who becomes a sexual predator by age 13, to Bryan, who struggles to benefit from one of the country's best foster programs—Toth's subjects are as heartbreaking as their success is improbable.
To the End of June, Author: And who should get to keep a child: The authors provide suggestions about behavioral roots and practical strategies to address and improve these issues. Turmoil to Turning Points, Author: Volunteer Through heartrending case histories, Kagan, a psychologist who works with family service agencies in the Albany, NY, area, offers a compelling, close-up look at troubled children and adolescents in families seemingly locked in a cycle of traumas and crises, torn by alcoholism, physical and sexual abuse, drug addiction, severe neglect.
Placements in residential treatment centers, foster homes or psychiatric hospitals, according to Kagan, can become turning points for positive change, if family members confront the psychodynamics, "double bind" messages and deep-seated wounds underlying a child's maladaptive behavior.
An eye-opening, hopeful report for social service practitioners and those who care about the crisis in child welfare.Jane Oineza clarifies relationship with Jeron Teng
Research and Evaluation Amazing Grace, Author: Volunteer This disquieting report graphically portrays a world where babies are born to drug-using mothers with AIDS, where children are frequently murdered, jobs are scarce and a large proportion of the men are either in prison or on crack cocaine or heroin. Kozol interviewed ministers, teachers, drug pushers, children who have not yet given up hope. While his narrative offers no specific solutions, it forcefully drives home his conviction: Ghosts From the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence, Author: Karr-Morse and Meredith S.
Volunteer This book presents startling evidence on how abuse and neglect during the first two years of life is creating a tide of violent youth. Volunteer This guide will explain the court process and identify the people who may be involved in the court case. This guide is meant to be used as a resource to answer some of the questions regarding the legal process that may occur where there has been allegations of child abuse or neglect.
Children Without a Conscience, Author: Volunteer The authors explore the reasons why children without a conscience are growing in number. They are at risk of becoming "trust bandits," con-men, liars, dance-away lovers, backstabbers of the business world, and even psychopathic killers. The Book of David, Author: Volunteer The tragedy of abused children who have been failed by child welfare agencies is made palpable in the case presented here, followed by a specialist in family violence.
Gelles, director of the Family Violence Research Program at the University of Rhode Island, examines the brief life of David, who died of suffocation at 15 months. In tracing the system's tragic failure to save a child, Gelles sounds a wake-up call to agencies to put children first and reassess the efficacy of family preservation programs.
Volunteer Fahlberg has provided the comprehensive guide for all who care about advocating children with all kinds of behavior and disorder issues. Volunteer A guide for people working with children who exhibit symptoms of a possible disorder that may impede their physical, psychological, intellectual, or emotional development. Boy from the Basement, Author: Volunteer and Child Charlie's father has banished him to a dark cellar as punishment for some small transgression, and the boy sneaks upstairs at night while his parents sleep, desperately searching the kitchen for food and going outdoors to relieve himself.
After he accidentally locks himself out, he wanders until he collapses, then awakens in a hospital. There, the extent of his deprivation and the resulting damage become clear. Focusing on Charlie's internal thought processes, the action is primarily psychological.
The Cabbage Soup Solution; Hungry bunnies, virtuous cats, and a generous gardener come to a mutually beneficial agreement in this appealing picture book. The Journey of Oliver K. A Story from Liberia; ad. Snow Music; Inventive interpretation musically evokes the sounds of animal and human life amid a snowy landscape. Bad Bears in the Big City: An Irving and Muktuk Story; il. A Day in the Life of Murphy; This dog's-eye view of terrier Murphy's day is authentically frenetic, realistically yappy, and deliciously funny.
The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. John Coltrane's Giant Steps; Synesthesia comes to picture books as Raschka turns Coltrane's music into visual display. Tiger on a Tree.
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My Name is Yoon. The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard. The Journey of Ibn Battuta, Kamishibai Man AsA [A] retired Japanese storyteller relives the days before television, when children would flock to hear his stories and sample his sweets. Duck on a Bike. Snow [CH] An imaginative depiction of the delights of the first snow. Daisy Duck ventures out on the pond with her mother. Simont, Marc The Stray Dog. Through the Red Box [CH] Sis again experiments with the boundaries of the picture book form, combining a facsimile of his father's diary, childhood memories, and information about Tibet.
Il Root When a short-order cook kidnaps some of their friends, it's brave potatoes to the rescue. Jo Ellen Stammen A cat searches for a safe place to begin a family. Steen, Sandra and Susan Car Wash; il.
Swollobog; This is a droll and affectionate paean to a dog whose relentless voracity gets her into trouble. Casey at the Bat.
The Dirty Cowboy; il. The True Story of a Loyal Dog; il. Mary Smith; This historically based picture book follows "knocker-up" Mary Smith as she performs her duty of waking up various local residents--by firing her peashooter at their windows. An abandoned dog finds a home -- or does he?
World Team; Vyner's pithy text and color-splashed watercolors explore a passion common to youngsters on six continents: John Lawrence Katy Mouse, a comfortingly knowledgeable older sister, guides Tiny Mouse through his first venture into the wider world: Felix Feels Better; An overdose of chocolate blimpies makes guinea-pig Felix into one of the most woebegone and appealing personified guinea pigs in picture-book history.
Wiesner, David Sector 7. Wiesner, David The Three Pigs. The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq. A true story in which a baby hippo loses his mama during a tsunami but finds a new home and a new mama The title says it all -- in more words than the book uses.
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct; Kirkus Reviews calls this tale of a dinosaur and a boy who wants to convince her she's extinct "[a] fey foray into existentialism". An Upper Peninsula Conte; il. Squashed in the Middle. The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.