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Friday, February 25, 2011

Displays about Current Events

Sign from March to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in 2010
All around the world, including our own state, there are some amazing things happening. Kids and teens are hearing about it on television and around the dinner table, and maybe even participating in demonstrations themselves. Why not tap into this energy with a book display that ties in to some of these issues? Here's a small sampling of some of the titles you might pull:

Labor/Labor Unions
Bread and Roses by Katherine Paterson
Lyddie by Katherine Paterson
Boys without Names by Kashmira Sheth
Labor Unions: Opposing Viewpoints
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull
Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor by Russell Freedman with photographs by Lewis Hine
Mother Jones: Fierce Fighter for Workers' Rights by Judith Pinkerton Josephson
Stolen Dreams: Portraits of Working Children by David L. Parker with Lee Engfer and Robert Conrow
Kids on Strike! Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Iqbal Masih and the Crusades Against Child Slavery by Susan Kuklin

Organizing/Demonstrating/Standing Up for What You Believe
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia
Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth
That Girl Lucy Moon by Amy Timberlake
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Vote for Larry by Janet Tashjian
Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School by Ruth McNally Barshaw
Outcasts of Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg
Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partridge
It's Our World Too! Young People Who Are Making a Difference by Phillip Hoose
With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman's Right to Vote by Ann Bausum
Making Laws: A Look at How a Bill Becomes a Law and other series titles on law-making

Also consider making a display of your collections about Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa that are experiencing turmoil.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Becky Arenivar shared some ideas about what she is planning to do this summer to incorporate world music into their summer programming. She sent some great specific ideas to me to post on the blog, so here goes:

I've been collecting resources for a "Make Noise @ Your Library" program for the SRP.

Let's Make Music! multicultural songs and activities: an interactive musical trip around the world : sing and play songs from around the world : create your own instruments from 10 different countries using recycled materials by Jessica Baron Turner and Ronny Susan Schiff; J284 TUR; MORE has 1 copy at Baldwin.
This is a great book that has instructions for making 10 instruments from other countries. Each instrument section has a little blurb about the country, its music and the authentic instrument and a traditional song from that country. There are also photos of the authentic instruments in the back of the book. The instruments to make are all made out of recycled or easy-to-find craft supplies.

World music CDs. The Putumayo label has dozens of titles, many of which are specifically for children.

Here are a couple more good bets for multi-cultural music cds:
Fiesta Mexicana by Sones de Mexico Chicago
Ladysmith Black Mambazo (from South Africa) has several CDs in the MORE system--and they have a new children's CD just out this year!

Thanks to Becky. What are you planning??