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Don't Judge a Bird by Its Color
     

Don't Judge a Bird by Its Color

by Matthew J. Wilson, Fred Paddock
 


Author Matthew J. Wilson tackles the difficult subject of racism in an honest, yet simple way, through the eyes of a little boy who finds himself surrounded by birds of "color." In Don't Judge A Bird By Its Color Wilson encourages and challenges young readers to realize that the differences that often separate us from each other are the very tools that each of

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Author Matthew J. Wilson tackles the difficult subject of racism in an honest, yet simple way, through the eyes of a little boy who finds himself surrounded by birds of "color." In Don't Judge A Bird By Its Color Wilson encourages and challenges young readers to realize that the differences that often separate us from each other are the very tools that each of us can use to compliment one another. Using a little boy and his sister and the backdrop of their favorite park, Wilson shows us just how easy it is to get "caught up" in what he calls "stinkin'-thinkin'" and yet, at the same time, he also offers an easy explanation and solution to why we tend to do this, and how to change. In fact, it's so easy, even a child can understand it. For Whom Is This Book Written?

CHILDREN: They'll love the pictures, curvy words, upside-down text, trying to find the author's name hidden in one of the pictures, and of course, the lesson!

PARENTS: You'll love the simplicity of the lesson on such a complex issue, and ease of sharing it with your children, along with their smiles!

TEACHERS: I am a teacher myself, so I know what it's like to need that "perfect book" for the "perfect lesson." I have used this book for such topics as Black History Month, cultural lessons, animals/birds, exploration games (my name is hidden in one of the pictures within this book... can you and your students find it?), and even bigger topics for older students, such as fore-shadowing and symbolism (notice the text color changes throughout the book, depending upon which bird is present, as well as the hint of what is to come based on the color of text used prior to the entrance ofeach bird... see page 7).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412010528
Publisher:
Trafford Publishing
Publication date:
01/13/2004
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author



Matthew J. Wilson first decided to start writing children's books after meeting one of his favorite authors (which used to be a teacher as well) and realizing, "Hey... I can do this, too!" So...he did. Don't Judge A Bird By Its Color is Wilson's first of many books to come, and is also the first volume of the series, "Why can't we all just get along?"

Wilson currently resides in Columbus, Ohio where he teaches Ohio History and American History to several Jr. High students within a private school.

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