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11 Quotes From Authors On Censorship and Banned Books
Stephen Chbosky on book banning.
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(8/11) These are 11 quotes from different authors on censorship and banned books (via Buzzfeed.com) based on Banned Books Week (9/22-28/13) "Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need to sight." - Stephen Chbosky (author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
"Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight." - Stephen Chbosky #bannedbooks #bannedbooksweek
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It's Banned Books Week, when libraries draw attention to books that people have tried to remove from libraries and schools. | Community Post: 11 Quotes From Authors On Censorship & Banned Books
Great quote from @stephenchbosky - he's at the @wehoarts @wehoreads #bannedbooks event right now!!
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Fight for your right to library! Keep banned books on the shelves! Think for yourselves and let others do the same!
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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi -- A wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq.
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CELEBRATE BANNED BOOKS WEEK September 27th - October 3rd, 2015 with Persepolis, one of the top 10 challenged books of 2014. -- Reasons: gambling, offensive language, political viewpoint. Additional reasons: “politically, racially, and socially offensive,” “graphic depictions”
Oddly, Satrapi's graphic novel, Persepolis, faced no censorship fights until "March 2013, when Chicago Public Schools administrators abruptly pulled it from some classrooms. The circumstances surrounding the ban remain unclear to this day." -- Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Graphic Novel Classics: Persepolis: Story of a Childhood, by Marjane Satrapi. In beautiful black and white imagery, the author tells her story of growing up with Marxist parents in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
~Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. I enjoyed writing my MA thesis on this graphic novel more than I ever would have expected. A brilliant and fun memoir of Iran
Persepolis. My favourite graphic novel - especially because of the person who introduced it to me.
A groundbreaking graphic novel: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman's Maus, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen
If you've been meaning to put a dent in your graphic novel reading list, summer is the perfect time to do it.
So, you want to try comics, but are turned off by the history? You don’t want to memorize 60 years of X-Men characters, or why there have been four different versions of the Legion of Super-Heroes? Luckily, there are a ton of absolutely amazing graphic novels out there, that require no outside knowledge, just an open mind. Here are 27 graphic novels, perfect for someone new to the medium, presented in no particular order. Akiko Akiko is a scifi twist on the classic “Little Nemo” story, and is about the titular girl who gets whisked away to another planet to help its prince. Along with a ragtag bunch of adventurers, she fights witches, discovers ancient secrets, and gets into and out of all sorts of trouble. It’s the ideal book for a young adult reader, packed with fun, a little terror, great action, and a female lead who isn’t afraid to get into and out of any sort of situation. It’s great, fun, and absolutely joyous. Promethea Lets just get this out of the way. Alan Moore is completely mad. He’s also one of the greatest living comics writers, but crazy as a snake (which he worships). Promethea is his absolutely wonderful rumination on magic, feminism, storytelling, the afterlife, the apocalypse, and the nature of the universe. Art duties are picked up by J.H. Williams III who is one of the greatest artists currently employed, and his work with layouts perfectly matches Moore’s madcap writing. Sure, it might not make sense the first five times you read it, but after that you might just end up rewriting the entire universe. Whiteout A great comic ruined by a shitty adaptation. Writer Greg Rucka does crime fiction like nobody’s business, and Whiteout is one of the best realistic crime comics ever set to paper. There’s a murder at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, and it’s up to U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko to find the culprit. Can you imagine a more inhospitable and restricted environment than Antarctica in a storm? It’s only four issues long, and you can pick up this excellent trade for almost nothing. 100% by Paul Pope Paul Pope is both author and artist in almost everything he’s involved with, and takes his sweet, sweet time doing it. Why? Because his ink work is unparalleled. His work is generally set in the near future, and 100% is perhaps his most iconic story, telling the love lives of a half-dozen people who interweave with each other: the stripper who shows off her internal organs on a giant screen, the artist struggling to make rent, the beaten-up boxer trying to reconnect with his wife, and more. Alternately despondent, hyper-kinetic, and amazing, 100% takes the dark inter-personal dramas of the best sort of dramatic films, and cranks them up to 11. Bone Bone starts with what should be a cutesy kid’s story, about three funny looking cousins who find themselves in a farming village, and quickly morphs into a fantasy epic. Bone is one of the few works that manages to perfectly gel light-hearted [...]
A Child Called "It" / Dave Pelzer
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A Child Called It By Dave Pelzer... One of the most incredible stories I've ever read! The entire series is worth reading
A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive. By Dave Pelzer. First book in a 3 part series of a boy that survived nearly fatal child abuse. The second book is about his time in foster care, and the third is about becoming the adult he is today. Very sad and heart grabbing, but worth reading
A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer was probably the saddest book I have ever read. I cried so many times while reading this, and got hotflash angry just as much if not more.
This is an amazing book! A Child Called "It" A Special Edition of the inspiring true story of a young boy's abusive childhood, from internationally bestselling author Dave Pelzer.
Dave Pelzer: A Child Called "It" I had to read this for a class in college... even though almost every page left me in tears, for some reason, it was well worth reading.
(Another person wrote) One of my favorite books. This book is a true story about one of the worst child abuse cases in California's history. It came to an end on March 5, 1973 when Dave Pelzer entered foster care. Dave begins his incredible story as an abused child with his rescue in part one of a series, A Child Called "It". Calling this book a "page turner" doesn't give it justice. Easy to read, but difficult to comprehend how any mother could treat her child this way.
A Child Called "IT": Dave Pelzer this was an amazing book to read, so eye opening!
A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer. It's a sad book but its so good
Child Called It - Dave Pelzer. Saddest book ever!
Fight Club / Chuck Palahniuk
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Fight Club : a novel (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org] Fight Club the book reads more like a series of loosely strung together short stories than as a single cohesive novel but that didn't stop me from enjoying it. The first 2/3rds dragged a bit and then in one night I read the entire rest of the book.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian / Sherman Alexie
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Sherman Alexie's book explores a young man who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend all all-white school. "...Part-Time Indian" was a Junior Library Guild Selection, recipient of the Odyssey Award in 2009, and was a top 10 challenged book due to offensive language, racism, religious viewpoints, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group.
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. - Sherman Alexie has been known to say that he doesn't mind when his book lands on a "most banned book" list because it usually means his sales go up!
The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-time Indian, Sherman Alexie, Brunswick LIbrary, Feb. 2016. #MedinaLibrary #BookclubPicks #ShermanAlexie
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
#5 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie Offensive language; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
#5 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie Offensive language; racism; masturbation; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group. My kind of book!! GREAT READ!
The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian / by Sherman Alexie (banned for: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group)
Get this from a library! The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian. [Sherman Alexie; Ellen Forney] -- Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-time Indian [a Novel] (Book) : Alexie, Sherman : Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini has been challenged when used as part of high school curriculum because of a rape scene and language considered too vulgar.
2008 & 2012 Top Ten Banned Book Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini This book hit EVERY single emotion in me. It is an amazing book; trying to describe how great it is would not do it justice. Definitely a classic and my new favorite book!
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present.
The Kite Runner: Khaled Hosseini. I read this in high school and really liked it. It's a beautifully written story with some twists that made my mouth drop open.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. "The boyhood friendship of social opposites and the strong father-son relationship of two Afghan émigrés form the heart of this story of Afghanistan at peace and war."
The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
This is absolutely one of my favorite books. The Kite Runner was so detailed and its plot was exquisite. I am so glad my class voted on reading this books instead of something else.
The Kite Runner (Book) : Hosseini, Khaled : An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and it is also about the power of fathers over sons-their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
I know Why the Caged Bird Sings / Maya Angelou
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou. I read this when I was 14, and it's still one of my lifetime favorite books. You can just feel Maya's soul pulsating on each page.
(Amazing book-American's should be proud of our great authors..) In 1983, four members of the Alabama State Textbook Committee called for the rejection of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Maya Angelou’s autobiography, published in 1969 and nominated for a National Book award in 1970, details the poet’s early years and illustrates the power of literature in surviving trauma and adversity.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Maya Angelou’s autobiography, published in 1969 and nominated for a National Book award in 1970.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou (1983). The first part of her autobiography - this lyrical, eloquent, humorous and beautiful book illustrates the deep love the author has for writing and for human kind.
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou I have read all in her biography series.
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In memory of Maya Angelou - worth reading.
The Outsiders / by S. E. Hinton
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From blog post titled 'S.E Hinton’s ‘The Outsiders’ and Why We Don’t Stay Gold': "‘Stay gold Ponyboy,’ says Johnny before he dies. It is a line from S. E. Hinton’s seminal Young Adult book The Outsiders that has entrenched itself in our culture. It is about not losing all of our innocence and it may seem hopelessly melodramatic, but as Hinton says herself, it works, ‘because kids feel that way.’"
(*One of my all time favorite books. I was about 13 or 14 when I first read this book and I could swear that the author followed me around my whole life and wrote down everything I'd ever felt. It made a powerful impact on me. I related to so many of the characters, I felt they were my friends.Stay gold,Ponyboy,stay gold._LL)
The Outsiders - I remember reading this in school then watching the movie. One of my favorite books, ever...Stay gold.
This is my ALL time favorite book and movie. I cannot tell you how many times my friend Natalie and I have seen this movie. When I was a teenager living in Texas we must have watched this movie twice a day. NO KIDDING!!!!!
favorite book/movie, favorite song from bouncing souls and favorite robert frost poem, that's why Nothing Gold Can Stay is tattooed on my back.
One of my favorite books when I was in Junior High School. Stay gold Ponyboy stay gold.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton one of my all time favorite books/movie
What Are Grown-Ups Afraid of in YA Books? - BOOK RIOT
(image source) Book trends come and go, and no list is more indicative of the times than the school-mandated Summer Reading List. Those of us (young, fresh-faced) bookworms who came of age in the '90s will see some familar gems in this nostalgia-packed list. Share your favorites with us on Twitter at @QuirkBooks!
Lady Chatterley's Lover/ D.H. Lawrence
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Go ask Alice / Author anonymous
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14. A book worth reading #modcloth #makeitwork My all time favorite book. Such a powerful and heartbreaking story.
Go Ask Alice This is one of my favorite books, I wish high schools had students read this in their Health/Drug classes.
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Go Ask Alice-- read this in high school!!
This was my favorite book in High school
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More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
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The Chocolate War / Robert Cormie
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A Novel Idea Young Adult Book Club: Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War; Wednesday December 12, 2012 - 6:30 PM at Ocean Township Branch
The Chocolate War By: Robert Cormier Summary: A high school freshman discovers the devastating consequences of refusing to join in the school's annual fund raising drive and arousing the wrath of the school bullies.
A high-school freshman who refuses to participate in the annual fund-raising chocolate sale is forced to defend his convictions.
This classic novel gives a shocking look at the traditions of high school and the psychological warfare of bullying. And the unspoken complicity that adults provide in order to maintain appearances. This unflinching depiction of a boys' boarding school, The Chocolate War is considered by many to be the first true YA novel.
$7.99-$7.99 Baby Stunned by his mother's recent death and appalled by the way his father sleepwalks through life, Jerry Renault, a New England high school student, ponders the poster in his locker-Do I dare disturb the universe?Part of his universe is Archie Costello, leader of a secret school societ-the Virgils-and master of intimidation. Archie himself is intimidated by a cool, ambitious teac ...
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Where the Wild Things Are. Story and pictures by Maurice Sendak
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Where the Wild Things Are Executive Director of The Loose LEAF Learning Center took a closer look at the book and its relation to special needs students especially those with autism. http://whitneywoodberry.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/where-the-wild-things-are/ #autism #exceptionalchildren #read #books #childrenbook #education #learning
In the forty years since Max first cried "Let the wild rumpus start," Maurice Sendak's classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. This was one of my children's favorite books. Now I get the pleasure of introducing it each year to my class. They love to stomp their feet when Max says, "Now let the rumble begin"
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In the forty years since Max first cried "Let the wild rumpus start," Maurice Sendak's classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. Now, in celebration of this special anniversary, introduce a new generation to Max's imaginative journey to Where the Wild Things Are.
Best seller From Our Kindle Store: Where the Wild Things Are, By Maurice Sendak. In the forty years since Max first cried "Let the wild rumpus start," Maurice Sendak's classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. Now, in celebration of this special anniversary, introduce a new generation to Max's imaginative journey to Where the Wild Things Are. Click The Picture To Read More Or To purchase This Book!
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Picturebook Study: Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Here's a article that will get you thinking. Many books considered masterpieces today, received brutal reviews when they first came out. The list in this article mainly has novels, but you will find a few children's books. One being a book that is now a classic example of the best in illustrated picture books...Where the Wild Things Are. Publisher's Weekly, 1963 “The plan and technique of the illustrations are superb. … But they may well prove frightening, accompanied as they are by a pointless and confusing story.” — Publisher’s Weekly, 1963 One year later... In 1964, the American Library Association awarded Mr. Sendak the Caldecott Medal, considered the Pulitzer Prize of children’s book illustration, for Where the Wild Things Are. "In simple, incantatory language, the book told the story of Max, a naughty boy who rages at his mother and is sent to his room without supper. A pocket Odysseus, Max promptly sets sail...There, Max leads the creatures in a frenzied rumpus before sailing home, anger spent, to find his supper waiting." —The New York Times. nearly 50 years later... “Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive.” — School Library Journal #1 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (1963) "Arguably the single greatest picture book ever created." – Hotspur Closser — Top 100 Picture Books #1: Where the Wild Things Are and 19 million copies, and counting, later... "A signed first edition of "Where the Wild Things Are," the classic children's book by late author Maurice Sendak, has fetched an eyebrow-raising $25,000 on online book retailer abebooks.com, thus making it one of the most expensive children’s books sold in recent memory." — New York Daily News "Abe Books spokesman... Richard Davies told the Daily News that for "Where the Wild Things Are" in particular, it was rare for these books to go for so much because a lot of the 1960s editions were mass published. To date, 19 million copies of the Caldecott Medal-winning book have been sold." — CBS News June 1, 2012
The Almost Librarian (now at Cozy Up and Read) talks about story extensions as a way to enhance the literacy component of reading. One of my favorite extensions that has developed a life of its own is doing simple theater with kids based on kids books. With the librarian (or mom or teacher or dad) as narrator and the kids as the actors, children's books are brought to life in an immediate way that is fun, satisfying and enshrines the books in the players' hearts. At the same time, the kids learn basic stage craft and are empowered as actors on a stage. The books we've chosen to present are all simple and have few lines but allow the kids to play parts. We've put on Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom; Where the Wild Things Are; Wise Monkey Tale; Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock; The Very Hungry Caterpillar as well as other plays over the years based on picture books. We read the book with the kids, then talk about what is happening: how the characters feel; what they might look like, and how the kids can play the part. We go over basic stage directions (how to face the audience; learning to use their faces to show emotions; staying quiet if they are off-stage; etc); rehearse a few times and off we go. When I first started doing these "Preschool Players" programs, we would have the kids make costumes and have three weeks of rehearsals. Over the years we have streamlined and condensed. The costumes were actually more of a distraction for the kids so we don't use much. Kids can come as they are and become the characters. Scenery can be as simple as cut-outs pasted on the wall or crepe paper hung to simulate vines - or often, nothing at all. We can now have practice, put on the play and throw a cast party all in an hour. There is always an improv element to the process and kids and parents (and grandparents and friends who make up the audience) love to see their kids as "stars". And in a very deep and satisfying way we extend the book into these children's lives. Break a leg!
Heather has Two Mommies / written by Lesléa Newman ; illustrated by Diana Souza
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Heather Has Two Mommies: 10th Anniversary Edition (Alyson Wonderland) (Paperback) http://my.best-watersofteners.com/redirector.php?p=1555835430 1555835430
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Can't wait to read books like these to my future kids
13 Banned and Challenged Books For Kids - No Time For Flash Cards
The author recalls having her controversial children’s book, “Heather Has Two Mommies,” read into the Congressional Record.
Lesléa Newman’s Heather Has Two Mommies is the first children’s book about a family with two moms.
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And Tango Makes Three / by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
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And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson Challenged because of homosexuality, religious viewpoint. #books #bannedbooks BookLikes.com
"And Tango Makes Three" - In the zoo there are all kinds of animal families. But Tango's family is not like any of the others. This illustrated children's book fictionalizes the true story of 2 male penguins who became partners & raised a penguin chick in the Central Park Zoo.
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell: In this picture book, two male penguins at New York City's Central Park Zoo “fall in love” and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches. Based on a true story.
“And Tango Makes Three (2005), the true story of two male penguins who hatch and parent a baby chick at New York’s Central Park Zoo, tops the list of the most frequently challenged books of 2010
Reports say that the banned books include “And Tango Makes Three,” based on a true story about two male penguins that raised a baby penguin in a New York zoo. Description from penmanila.ph. I searched for this on bing.com/images
"And Tango Makes Three" tells the story of two male penguins who are "a little bit different" and want to have a family. Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell's children's book took top honors in 2006-2008 as the #1 challenged book due to homosexuality.
“And Tango Makes Three,” an award-winning children’s book based on a true story about two male penguins who raised a baby penguin, topped the American Library Association’s annual list of works attracting the most complaints from parents, library patrons and others.
Authors: Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell Ages: 4-8 Summary: This picture book tells the true story Roy and Silo, two male penguins in the Central Park Zoo. Roy and Silo do everything together, just like the other penguin couples. One day, however, Roy and Silo realize that the boy and girl penguin couples can do something that they cannot - have babies. Roy and Silo try sitting on a rock the way the other penguins sit on their eggs, but no baby penguin hatches. Finally, Mr. Gramzay, a zoo worker, finds an egg that needs a home and places is it in Roy and Silo's nest. Roy and Silo sit on the egg, keeping it warm until little Tango hatches. The three become a family and continue to live happily together in the zoo. Element 1: Self-love and Knowledge This book is great for exploring element one, self-love and knowledge, because it introduces children to the idea that there are many types of families in the world and that each is special. Roy and Silo are an example of a family with two fathers. The zoo setting allows for the different animal groups to stand in for families of different cultural and racial backgrounds. Children are able to see that not only are there families within the different animal groups, but there are can be different types of family structures (two daddies, two mommies, single parents, foster parents) within a group. Children can use this as a jumping off point to explore the how their own families are unique. Classroom Activity: After reading this book, students can make a family member chart. You can either use a blank graphic organizer (http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/pdf/cluster_web3.pdf) or have students create their own charts by drawing a circle for each family member. Inside the circles, have students write the name of each family member accompanied by a drawing. Then, on the lines connecting the circles, they can write the relationship between members. On the back of the chart, students can list activities they do with their families, just like Roy and Silo in the book. Lesson Plans: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/and-tango-makes-three-lesson-plan http://www.teachervision.fen.com/childrens-book/printable/56941.html Buy It Here for $11.55: http://www.amazon.com/Tango-Makes-Three-Justin-Richardson/dp/0689878451
This post is part of a series on banned and challenged books marking the American Library Association's (ALA) Banned Books Week 2011. It's impossible to let Banned Books Week pass without talking about the book that topped the ALAs list of most frequently challenged books in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010. It's a picture book…
Mr. Popper's Penguins / by Richard and Florence Atwater
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2nd Grade Shenanigans: Reader's Response - ideas to go along with the book -- plus "thinking clouds" idea on the same page
Mr. Popper's Penguins - Richard and Florence Atwater Mom would read this to me when I was sick. One day, when she was sick in bed, I read the first chapter of this to her. One of my more memorable moments with my mother. And one of my favorite books to this day.
Reader's Response and Think Clouds. This is great 2nd grade blog with some exciting stuff to do with the kids.
Newbery: A large crate containing a penguin from the Antarctic changes the life of Mr. Popper. Mr. Popper is a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions. Will the penguin change Mr. Popper's life for the better or worse? Atwater, R. (1992). Mr. popper's penguins. Boston, MA : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Mr. Popper's Penguins is a children's book written by Richard and Florence Atwater, originally published in 1938. It tells the story of a poor house painter named Mr. Popper and his family, who live in the small town of Stillwater in the 1930s. The Poppers unexpectedly come into possession of a penguin, Captain Cook. The Poppers then receive a female penguin from the zoo, who mates with Captain Cook to have 10 baby penguins. Fun and funny!
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Book: Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater, illustrated by Robert Lawson, Little, Brown Young Readers, 1st published 1938, 148 pages. Synopsis from Goodreads: The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions. My Thoughts: This is a sweet book that will probably appeal to a wide variety of younger middle school readers. Mr. Popper is a house painter who has finished his work for the year. Every winter, he sits at home and dreams about travelling, though he has never left his small town of Stillwater. He especially dreams of the Arctic poles. One day, he receives a package from the famous Admiral Drake, a penguin from the Antarctic, and the fun begins. It is fun to see Mr. Popper's passion for his penguins shine through the book - it becomes contagious to his family around him as well. There are also many funny, silly scenes with the penguins that are sure to make kids reading this laugh out loud. The illustrations are also nice, black and white drawings every chapter or so, and can be a good break for kids. They certainly add to the vividness and sometimes even the humour of the book. This is an interesting book because it is simple and entertaining, but also has a good vocabulary. Though it would probably appeal to early chapter book types or reluctant readers, there are words that will also challenge them. They will also enjoy that the book doesn't talk down to them.
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