September Literature Connections

 

 

Date: September 19

This date is special because: it is "International Day of Peace."

Books That Relate To This Date:

PICTURE BOOKS:

Auer, M. (1992). "The Blue Boy." New York: Macmillan.

Durrell, A. (1990). "The Big Book for Peace." New York: Dutton.

Geisel, T.S. (1984). "The Butter Battle Book." New York: Random House.

Lattimore, D.N. (1987). "The Flame of Peace." New York: Harper and Row.

Merriam, E. (1992). "Fighting Words."Ill. by David Small. New York: Morrow.

Scholes, K. (1990). "Peace Begins with You." Ill. by Robert Ingpen. San Francisco: Sierra.

Small, D. (1992). "Ruby Mae Has Something to Say." New York: Crown.

Spier, P. (1980). "People." New York: Doubleday.

Trundle, R. (1990). "The Usborne Book of Peoples of the World." London: Usborne.

Wild, M. (1991). "Let the Celebrations Begin." Ill. by Julie Vivas. New York: Orchard.

POETRY:

Baer, E. (1992). "The Wonder of Hands." Photos by Tana Hoban. New York: Macmillan. (Many cultures represented)

"O Say" in: Livingston, M.C. (1989) "Remembering and Other Poems." New York: McElderry. (page 21)

"Hug O'War" and "The Generals" in: Silverstein, S. (1974). "Where the Sidewalk Ends." New York: Harper and Row. (pages 19, 150-151)

Yolen, J. (1992) "Street Rhymes Around the World." Honesdale, PA: Wordsong.

ACTIVITIES FOR EXTENSION:

1. Ask students to write their own definitions of peace.

2. Encourage students to make a list of words associated with peace.

3. Students can write to the United Nations for information. Write to: United Nations, New York, NY 10017. Phone: 212-963-1234.

4. Ask students to write their own peace treaty for the classroom.


Date: September 27

This date is special because: it is author Paul Goble's birthday (1933).

Books That Relate To This Date:

PICTURE BOOKS:

(all by Paul Goble)

(1989). "Beyond the Ridge." New York: Bradbury.

(1984). "Buffalo Woman." New York: Bradbury.

(1987). "Crow Chief: A Plains Indian Story." New York: Bradbury.

(1990). "Dream Wolf." New York: Bradbury.

(1980). "The Gift of the Sacred Dog." New York: Bradbury.

(1978). "The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses." New York: Bradbury.

(1985). "The Great Race of the Birds and Animals." New York: Bradbury.

(1988). "Her Seven Brothers." New York: Bradbury.

(1989). "Iktomi and the Berries: A Plains Indians Story." New York: Orchard.

(1988). "Iktomi and the Boulder: A Plains Indians Story." New York: Orchard.

(1990). "Iktomi and the Ducks." New York: Orchard.

(1992). "Love Flute." New York: Bradbury.

(1983). "Star Boy." New York: Bradbury.

ACTIVITIES FOR EXTENSION:

1. Create a chart of the different Native American tribes discussed in Goble's books.

2. Find the locations of the various Plains tribes on a map of the United States.

3. Ask students to write their own Iktomi books.

4. Students can write to the closest Native American reservation for information on their cultural history and activities open to the general public.


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