Posts Categorized: WORLD STORIES & THE GREAT U.S. MOSAIC OF STORIES

  • Let’s Dance – a whirling leap into dances from many cultures

    Valerie Bolling‘s and Maine Diaz‘s  Let’s Dance is a whirlwind of flying, stomping, spinning, leaping, somersaulting kids from around the globe showing moves from one of their country’s traditional dances. Diaz captures the pure joy of movement in her cartoon character’s whole bodies. An American breakdancer is upside down with excitement with the music and…

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  • Ways to Find a Home: stories of migration

    Ways to Find Home: stories of migration features books for children about migration of some kind. As author Rosanne Parry writes in A Wolf Called Wander, “Migration is the heartbeat of the world.”

  • Meet Your Immigrant-American Neighbor

    My Giveaways Continue on this late August day.  My theme is books about our immigrant neighbors. Some of the books tell stories set in the homelands of families now in the U.S.  It’s meeting immigrant families here in my state that has led to  read books to help me understand their cultures.  Here is one:…

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  • Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote

    Congratulations to the winner of my first August Giveaway – Amazing Books to Help Students Meet New Americans. One Good Thing about America by Ruth Freeman goes to a teacher in New Hampshire.  This week, it’s a story of migrations for the youngest of readers,  Duncan Tonathiu’s Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote. It’s an award winning…

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