Educators & Librarians

Leave the Books on the Bed

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, Educators & Librarians | 1 comment

Leave the Books on the Bed

Loving the Horn Book article,“’Leave the books on the bed’: Shaping a child’s social conscience” by Jen Mason Stott, the librarian at King Open School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Explore the book list. “…grounding difficult conversations in shared books shows respect for a child; a grownup trusts him or her to think critically about complex moral questions. . Part of growing up is constructing opinions based on the information available — whether online, print, or word-of-mouth. As kids hurtle toward adulthood, there’s an urge to imprint on them our deepest moral beliefs — right when young...

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Pop-up Museum of Black History

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, Educators & Librarians | 0 comments

Pop-up Museum of Black History

A high school in Oak Park, IL created a pop-up museum for African American History Month that included Claudette Colvin. “I teach African history, so we talk about how our history classes are white-washed and what that means and how that supports the racial hierarchy,” said Spoor-Harvey said while standing near a poster of Claudette Colvin… . OPRF student Honora Nudnik, who was in the hallway working on her laptop near the Colvin poster, said she didn’t know the woman the image depicted. She did know Rosa Parks. . “It’s really important to educate...

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Teachers Guide to Boys Who Challenged…

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler, Educators & Librarians | 0 comments

Teachers Guide to Boys Who Challenged…

Phillip Hoose dedicates his book to “young people everywhere who find the courage to make up their own minds.” Keeping in mind this quotation and the cover of the book, imagine how the members of the Churchill Club may have used courage in their struggles.  Big thanks to the School & Library folks at Macmillan Children’s Book Publishing Group for the Teacher’s Guide & Discussion Questions for The Boys Who Challenged Hitler. What questions do YOU...

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Donate to the Maine Public Library Fund

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Educators & Librarians | 0 comments

Donate to the Maine Public Library Fund

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Even the Moonbird Might See the Earth

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in Educators & Librarians, Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots, Speaking Appearances | 0 comments

Even the Moonbird Might See the Earth

  Thank you to Ryan in Bloomington, IN for this amazing poem!  Ryan wrote “World” after a school visit from Phillip Hoose featuring the book Moonbird.

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My major weapon is a good narrative

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Educators & Librarians, Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots, Speaking Appearances | 0 comments

My major weapon is a good narrative

Thank you to David Snodgress of the Herald-Times for writing about Moonbird and Phillip Hoose’s to Summit Elementary in Indiana. “Students got to know B95, a small bird that has flown the distance it takes to get to the moon and halfway back, when author and Indiana University graduate Phillip Hoose came by Summit Elementary. To tell third-, fourth- and fifth-graders about B95, Hoose shared pictures of the red knot, a shore bird with a speckled back that travels more than 9,000 miles from its breeding grounds in the Arctic to South America each year. He played his guitar, leading...

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