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Benny's Flag

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Benny was an Aleut Indian boy living in an Alaskan mission home many years before Alaska became a state. One day his teacher told the class about a contest to to make a flag for Alaska. That night the boys and girls of the mission house made many designs for the flag. A month later the teacher announced: Children, the flag contest is over. From all over Alaska children ...more
Published 1960 by World
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Feb 28, 2016 Laura rated it liked it
I haven't read this book to my class yet. The vocabulary is going to be too hard for them. The length will also be a challenge for students. With the right concept check questions, it might be possible for kids to understand the gist of the story, and pay attention for the entire book, as long as I make sure we're reading for the general idea, not detail (I couldn't possibly teach every new word in here).

This is a good choice for my students because it features an indigenous boy. This book would
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Best known for her picture books, although also the author of two young adult novels and numerous magazine and newspaper articles, some of them humorous. Krasilovsky's first two books were accepted for publication when she was nineteen and newly married. Both of them were written in response to real children. The Very Little Girl (1953) was originally a birthday card for her sister's child, and ...more
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