Quien Es de Aqui?

Quien Es de Aqui?

by Margy Burns Knight, Anne Sibley O'Brien
     
 

Who Belongs Here? tells the story of Nary, a young boy fleeing war-torn Cambodia for the safety of the United States. To some of his new classmates, however, he is a "chink" who should go back where he belongs. But what if everyone whose family came from another place was forced to return to his or her homeland? Who would be left? This story teaches compassion for…  See more details below

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Who Belongs Here? tells the story of Nary, a young boy fleeing war-torn Cambodia for the safety of the United States. To some of his new classmates, however, he is a "chink" who should go back where he belongs. But what if everyone whose family came from another place was forced to return to his or her homeland? Who would be left? This story teaches compassion for recent immigrants while sharing the history of immigration in America and some of the important contributions made by past immigrants. It is used in schools everywhere for units on immigration and tolerance.

The Who Belongs Here? Teacher's Guide, written by Margy Burns Knight and Thomas V. Chan, offers dozens of imaginative ideas for exploring immigration, refugees, and other topics related to diversity.

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This is a poignant and realistic view of a young immigrant coming to the United States. As his classmates begin to contrast their past and present heritage, they realize an important lesson about the origin of all Americans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884481591
Publisher:
Tilbury House Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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Meet the Author

Margy Burns Knight has received the National Education Association’s
Author-Illustrator Human & Civil Rights Award for the body of her work with Anne Sibley O'Brien (Talking Walls and other books) and the
2001 Children's Africana Book Award for Africa Is Not a Country (also illustrated by Anne Sibley O’Brien). In addition to her work as an author, presenting in hundreds of classrooms around the world, Margy is also a teacher and community volunteer. She is the Service Learning
Coordinator for the Winthrop, Maine, public school system and has taught
English as a Second Language to high school students from Cambodia,
Afghanistan, and Jordan.

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