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The Big Box

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2007

    Thought Provoking

    I wish every educator and every parent struggling to keep or get their children in an inclusive educational setting would read this book. The Big Box, to me, is the same thing as the self-contained classroom, that some think is 'best' for my daughter, and that I have to fight to keep her out of. We are a diverse culture in which EVERYONE belongs...we cannot just shut those away who move through life differently than what society defines as the 'norm'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2005

    wonderful book

    Yes, this book is more for adults to read because it tells how controlling that they can be sometimes. This book is great for kids because it shows them an appreation for their freedoms and what they enjoy. This could lead into a discussion on the war efforts and what freedom means to them. I'm not saying get into a great big debate on the matter, but enough to get them started thinking about what's happening in the story and how it can relate to their lives. It is also a great multicultural book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2004

    Profound and Major Issues Raised

    I loved this book and have read it to my 7 year old step daughter over and over again. It gives way to conversation about how un accepting the world can be of people. However, it illustrates the ability to overcome that obstacle. It also shows that there is need to be tolerant and understanding with people who feel that others should conform to values/rules viewed as most important in their world. If you want to raise a child that has their own views on life, can see beyond initial perceptions and is non-conformist in nature, then reading The Big Box with your child is great way to initiate conversation about such adult issues.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2001


    Kids of all ages LOVE the rhyming scheme and parents will love the message behind it... an inspired and eloquent book... Toni Morrison is a genius.

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