Wednesday, October 28

Teaching Social/World Issues With Children's Books: My CHEX Daily Segment and Book Lists

Last night on CHEX Daily I chatted with hosts Teresa Kaszuba and Mike Judson about using children's books to explore social and world issues with kids. The titles I brought tackle subjects like bullying, learning disabilities, race, homelessness, natural resources, poverty, war and education.

In the second segment, we're joined by one of my PVNC colleagues, Jon Ross, who brings the secondary perspective to our conversation.

Here are the books I mentioned on the show:

Oliver Button Is a Sissy by Tomie de Paola
Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
You're Mean, Lily Jean by Frieda Wishinsky
Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting
The Other Side - Jacqueline Woodson

One Well: The Story of Water on Earth by Rochelle Strauss
I Am Malala (Young Readers Edition) by Malala Yousafzai
Running Shoes by Frederick Lipp
Every Human Has Rights
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story From Iraq by Jeanette Winter

I'd love to know if any parents or teachers out there have other books to recommend!


Kelly said...

Great list! Another good one is Voices in the Park which addresses social classes.