Posts Tagged "Race to Save the Lord God Bird"

Lord God Bird Named “Exemplar” in Common Core

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Race to Save the Lord God Bird | 0 comments

The upcoming Common Core standards have created a healthy debate amongst educators about the role of non-fiction in the classroom.  The Common Core English Language Arts standards, now adopted in 45 states, are calling for elementary students to be reading 50% non-fiction with that percentage building to 70% by the conclusion of high school. On one side English teachers justifiably fear that the new standards will mean cutting back on fiction, poetry, and drama.  On the other side teachers of all disciplines are welcoming the new attention payed to the renaissance of excellent non-fiction...

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Library Journal’s Best YA

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 1 comment

Thank you to Angelina Benedetti for naming Moonbird to the Library Journal’s Best Books 2012: Young Adult Literature for Adults! Phillip Hoose has always written his books for young adult and older.  So, it is particularly honor to be named to the best YA for Adults.  And an honor to have such a lovely review from Angelina Benedetti: “I knew this book as having an impact on me when I caught myself watching shorebirds as I never had before. As he did in The Race To Save the Lord God Bird in 2004, Hoose examines an avian subject in a way that gives the reader new respect. While...

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