Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through by Linda M. Pavonetti

By Linda M. Pavonetti

This can be the fourth quantity subsidized by means of the U.S. Board on Books for teens, following kid's Books from different nations (1998), the area via kid's Books (2002), and Crossing barriers (2006). This newest quantity, edited by means of Linda M. Pavonetti, contains books released among 2005 and 2009.This annotated bibliography, prepared geographically by means of global sector and nation, with descriptions of approximately seven hundred books representing greater than 70 nations, is a helpful source for librarians, lecturers, and somebody else looking to advertise foreign realizing via kid's literature. Like its predecessors, it will likely be a major instrument for supplying tales that would aid young children comprehend our ameliorations whereas at the same time demonstrating our universal humanity.

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ISBN 978-1-59078-318-4, 1-59078-318-2. 32 p. (6–10). Picture book. Josias’s friends call to him on their way to school, asking when he will “hold the book”—join them at school. Josias has no use for reading and writing; he must tend the beans so his family has enough food. However, his garden is not faring well despite his best efforts. At this point, Josias realizes that books might hold the key to his gardening problems and he convinces his family to allow him to attend school. Author’s notes provide helpful information about rural Haiti and the difficulty of acquiring an education for children living in the countryside.

2007 America’s Award from the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies. nlh Author lives in the United States. indb 37 7/12/11 8:55 AM 38 k Chapter Three k JAMAICA Mordecai, Martin. Blue Mountain Trouble. New York, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books, 2009. ISBN 978-0-545-04156-0, 0-545-04156-2. 353 p. (8–12). Novel. Filled with Jamaican dialect, sensory descriptions of the countryside, and adventures of eleven-year-old twins, Pollyread and Jackson Gilmore, this book offers insight to the Jamaican culture that is not easily found.

In 2000, she was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Award for her life’s work. lvb Author and illustrator live in Brazil. Wolves, Characters in Literature, Fairy Tales, Humorous Stories, Advertising–Classified, Fiction Taylor, Sean. The Great Snake: Stories from the Amazon. Illustrated by Fernando Vilela. Simultaneously published by Frances Lincoln Great Britain and by Frances Lincoln United States, in 2008. ISBN 978-1-84507-529-3, 1-84507-529-3. 61 p. (8–12). Folklore. Taylor describes rivers, forests, and villages as he travels along the Amazon and shares tales of tricksters, myths, and magic he has read or heard from storytellers during his travels in Brazil.

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