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The 25 award winners selected by the IRA Children's Literature and Reading SIG (Special Interest Group) selection committee for The Notable Books in a Global Society. Books published in 2010.


  • 1. Notable Books for a Global Society 2011 Karen Hildebrand Reading & Library Consultant From The International Reading Association Childrens Literature & Reading Special Interest Group

2. What is your school district doing topromote 21st Century Learning Theme: Global Awareness? 3. Booklists can be downloadedfrom the IRA website. Drawing from the selection of quality global literature chosen for the Notable Books for a Global Society booklists, this book:~explores key themes in global literature~offers ideas, activities, and strategies for your K-12 English language arts classrooms 4. You will learn how to use global literature to: ~ Explore literary elements and at the same time develop students global awareness ~ Illustrate the diversity as well as the commonality at the heart of all stories and people ~ Promote students critical thinking about society, diversity, and their place in the global community ~ Extend students connections with literature to constructive activism and service learning A book study possibility 5. 6. Meet one or more criteria from this section Portray cultural accuracy and authenticity of characters in terms of:(a) physical characteristics(b) intellectual abilities and problem solving capabilities (c) leadership and cooperative dimensions (d) social and economic status Be rich in cultural details Criteria for selectionPart I: 7. Honor and celebrate diversity as well ascommon bonds in humanity; Provide in-depth treatment of cultural issues; Include characters within a cultural group or betweentwo or more cultural groups who interact substantivelyand authentically; Include members of a minority group for a purposeother than filling a quota. 8. Part II Meet all criteria from this section Invite reflection, critical analysis, and response Demonstrate unique language or style Meet generally-accepted criteria of qualityfor the genre in which they are written Have an appealing format and be of enduringquality 9. Picture Books 10. Cinco Puntos Press Saltypie; A Choctaw Journey FromDarkness into Light ByTim Tingle 11. Debbie Reeses Blog 12. From:TeachingBooks.Net 13. Candlewick Press Jeannie Baker 14. Celebrates the differences that makes up the diversity of world cultures and the elements that unite us, the bonds of family and the mundanities of every day life. 15. CandlewickPress Mina Javaherbin 16. The unifying power of soccer 17. Abrams Publisher Duncan Tonatiuh 18. 19. Boyds Mills Press By Roseanne Thong 20. Samsarathe Buddhist & Hindu wheel of life 21. For each book bought Jen will give a FREE Skype Author's Talk or 1/2 off an Author's School Visit. Buy SEEDS OF CHANGE. Proceeds of your purchase are donated back to helping plant trees . Lee and Low Books 22. 23. Biography 24. Lee and Low Books G.Neri 25. 26.,9171,981460,00.html CRIME:Murder In Miniature Sept. 19, 1994 27. I hear a shotin the dead of night,the running awaywith plenty of fright,sirens out-loudof cops and meds,another young boywith a bullet in his head,day in and day outit's the same ole' thing,young men in the lifeof gangbanging, 28. We all die Teddii We all die someday..walk to church on-Sundays;drip water when it-rains;cry & pray..when things don't-change!;tear up at'a homies-grave..but party when we go to- Raves..and do our hair all up in-braids;run from cops..when they do-raids;scatter as the bullets-spray!;cus we all die..-someday../ / 29. 30. NPR Interview with the author G. Neri: You can find Greg Neri on FaceBook 31. 32. Black Jack; The Ballad of Jack Johnson Charles R. Smith, Jr. Roaring Book Press 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. Fiction 38. OlugbemisolaRhuday-Perkovich Arthur A. Levine Books 39. 40. 41. 42. Schneider FamilyBook Award YA Winner Antony John Dial Books 43. 44. 45. Little Brown Publisher Jewell Parker Rhodes 46. 47. Opportunities to support New Orleans and the Ninth Ward: ~The New Orleans Public Library ~Make It Right Foundation ~Red Cross ~Operation Kids Foundation 48. Clarion Books Linda Sue Park 49. 50. National Geographic 51. A former NBGS winner Google Lit Trip 52. Charlesbridge Mitali Perkins Interview: 53. Quick Facts: *Official name: Union of MyanmarForm of government:Military regimePopulation Estimate (2009): 48,138,000Capital: Nay Pyi TawOfficial Language: Burmese Official Religion: NoneMonetary Unit: Myanmar kyatTotal area: 261,228 sq mi 54. 55. 56. What's In A Name?Burma Vs. Myanmar You may not find the country of Burma listed in some books printed after 1989. That year the military government changed the countrys official English name from the Union of Burma to the Union of Myanmar. Although the United Nations switched to Myanmar, the USA, the UK, and Canada are among the nations who refused to recognize the new name. As Im writing this note, newspapers and magazines are also split. TheNew York Times, Wall Street Journal, and CNN use Myanmar, while the Washington Post and Time use Burma. For Bamboo People I chose to use Burma because in the Burmese language, "Myanma" is the written, literary name of the country, while "Bama" is the spoken name of the country. 57. Best friends Tamanna and Yasmine cannot believe their good fortune when a school is set up in their Afghan village; however, their dreams for the future are shattered when the Taliban burns down the school and threatens the teacher and students with death. Annick Press 58. 59.

  • The world of humanity is possessed of two wings: the male and the female.
  • So long as these two wings are not equivalent in strength, the bird will not fly . . .
  • Abdul-Bahai

60. Atheneum Books 61. 62. 63. Warriors in the Crossfire By Nancy Bo Flood Front Street Books 64. Story is a powerful way to build compassion and bridge understanding between cultures. Story has the power to heal as well as teach. Saipan Mariana Islands 65. Saipan Largest island of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 66. From Nancys 67. The Dreamer ByPam Munoz Ryan Scholastic Press 68. 69. 70. ComingIn 2011 From Monica Brown Henry Holt 71. Candlewick Press 72. 73. Manjiro Amulet Books 74. Emily Arnold McCully Rhoda Blumberg 75. Poetry 76. Margarita Engle Henry Holt 77.

  • Author study of Margarita Engle
  • Poetry Partners with 3 points of view
  • Topics like: Cuba
  • Womens History
  • Using Metaphors, i.e. fireflies
  • Research Fredrika Bremer
  • Writing letters (email, blog entries)

Extension Ideas: 78. Non-fiction 79. Based on a teacher,Don Elias Sanchez in Honduras Kids Can Press Author Katie Smith Milway 80. 81. 82. Calkins Creek 83. 84. 85. Houghton Mifflin They Called Themselves The KKK BySusan Campbell Bartoletti 86. Talks about her weekend with the Klan 87. Authors: Husband andWife team Marc Aronson Marina Budhos Clarion Books 88. 89. 90. GoogleLitTrips 91. Or other faves 92. New York Times Top Ten Best illustrated Children'sBooks of 2010 93. Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family's new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure.But she soon found out that black travelers weren't treated very well in some towns. Many hotels and gas stations refused service to black people.Daddy was upset about something called Jim Crow laws... Finally, a friendly attendant at a gas station showed Ruth's family The Green Book. 94. Feb. 12 this her birthday. Celebrate: Jacqueline Woodson Day Born in Columbus, Ohio 95. 96. 97. Science geek Eddy Thomas can invent useful devices to do anything, except solve his bully problem. Eddy Thomas can read a college physics book, but he cant read the emotions on the faces of his classmates at Drayton Middle School. He can spend hours tinkering with an invention, but he cant stand more than a few minutes in a noisy crowd, like the crowd at the science fair, which Eddy fails to win.When the local school crossing guard is laid off, Eddy is haunted by thoughts of the potentially disastrous consequences and invents a traffic-calming device, using parts he has scavenged from discarded machines.. 98. 99. 100. Out of My Mind Sharon M. Draper Atheneum 2010 101. 102. byJudie Oronbased on atrue story One girls harrowing trek from exile and slavery to hope in a new land. Based on real events, Wuditus story mirrors the experiences of thousands of Ethiopian Jews. 103. 104. S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe of the Dakotas. 105. 106. Ren Colato Lanez 107. Immigrant from El Salvador Teaching Ideas on the Latino Immigrant experience. 108. In a project on the Internet, he and children throughout Mexico and Argentina collaborated on the stories that make up the poetry in this book.The combination of the kids naturally poetic language and Lujns skills makes for revealing, funny and often moving little poems. Jorge Lujan 109. My bunny understands me. When Im sad she can tell right away. And though she walks on four feet and she likes to bite,