Bob Blumenthal has been an educator for forty years. During the timehe taught primary, intermediate, and middle school children. He also worked as a reading consultant and an elementary school principal. He has lectured college students on reading methodology, taught classes for the gifted, and given workshops on creative writing instruction. In addition, he has written three resource guides on book talks for elementary, middle, and high school teachers.
Mr. Blumenthal enjoys hiking and playing with his golden retriever. He is an avid sports fan, and reads everything written by Chris Crutcher and Dean Koontz. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Sandy, and two sons, Randy and Tyler, and two dogs, Beau and Twinkie.
Parent/Teacher Guide to Children's Books on Peace and Toleranceby Bob Blumenthal
How do you teach children to value peace and appreciate diversity? One way is to provide them with books with themes that promote these ideas. The Parent / Teacher Guide to Children's Books on Peace and Tolerance offers readers a wide variety of award-winning titles along with annotations and grade level recommendations. The book is divided into the
How do you teach children to value peace and appreciate diversity? One way is to provide them with books with themes that promote these ideas. The Parent / Teacher Guide to Children's Books on Peace and Tolerance offers readers a wide variety of award-winning titles along with annotations and grade level recommendations. The book is divided into the following sections:
Preschool - grade three
Grades 4 - 6
Middle school, and
Each section has over 100 listings. Topics include civil rights, the Holocaust, slavery, Native Americans, bullying, war, child abuse, bigotry, cooperation, acceptance, apartheid, family relationships, Arab/Israeli conflict, controlling anger, the Civil War, the Vietnam War, WWII, gays and lesbians, and other social issues. Many of these books are the recipients of the following awards and honors: Newbery Award, School Library Journal (starred review), Caldecott Award, Boston Globe Horn Book Award, American Library Association Notable Book, Jane Addams Children's Book Award, American Bookseller - Pick of the List, Kirkus Reviews (starred review), Publishers Weekly (starred review), Booklist (starred review), Coretta Scott King Award, VOYA Top Picks, National Book Award, and the Michael L. Printz Award.
This guide is an excellent resource for parents who would like their children to become peace-loving, accepting adults. Teachers who are looking for books to supplement their curriculum will find the suggested titles to be among the best written works in the designated areas. For example, one would be hard pressed to find a better written book on the Holocaust for middle and high school studentsthan I Have Lived One Thousand Years.
The author has done a great service by providing parents and teachers with a list of books that cannot be found anywhere else.
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