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The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
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i was so touched by this book when i read it in 8th grade, it made the Holocaust so much more personal, and made a real-life connection with it. This book is journal entries from a young girl names Anne Frank who, along with her whole family, hid in...more
Math Curse by Jon Scieszka
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This is a great book for students that are just learning the first concepts of math. It gives them the idea that we use math all the time in our every day lives, and shows them how useful it can be. I would definitely introduce this book to my studen...more
Queen of the World! by Jennifer L. Holm
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This was a cute book for a young child, more specifically a young girl. I would probably have it available to my students through books that i provide for silent reading, or things like that... i dont think it has enough significance to connect it wi...more
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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I am obsessed with this book. I read the whole series over the summer, and was so excited to read it again. I feel like you learn new things every time you read a book, and this one is definitely no different. Suzane Collins does a great job at pulli...more
If It Doesn't Kill You by Margaret Bechard
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As gay and lesbian topics become increasingly more common in our society, it is important to bring these issues up with your students. Who knows, some of them may be going through the same things and will be grateful for being able to relate. This bo...more
The Balancing Girl by Berniece Rabe
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This is a great book to incorporate into a classroom when talking about social issues. This young girl has to be in a wheelchair, but she is able to make a huge domino chain and balance everything perfectly because of this. The fact that she is in a...more
Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
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When I was younger I absolutely loved reading this book. I found it on a website listing social issue books, and decided to read it again. this book definitely contains social issues, those of the chinese culture and how it can effect its children. T...more
Sister Anne's Hands by Marybeth Lorbiecki
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This was a great book to introduce young students to racism. The concepts and words were simple enough for them to really understand what was going on. This book is about a young girl names Anna, growing up in the 1960's, who encounters her first act...more
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
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i really enjoyed this book... although it was a little frustrating having to pay so much for this book because it is very big (due to just about every other page being a picture). It is about a young abandoned boy who lives in a train station. his go...more
Black and White by David Macaulay
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I did not enjoy this book very much, while the concept was pretty interesting... it did not fully come across to me. This book is split up into four stories that are told simultaneously on each page, this made it confusing to follow. The stories all...more
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53547 Children's Literature ASU — 72 members — last activity Nov 12, 2011 11:11AM
This group is for students in Children's Literature. We will use this group to discuss children's literature read during class and at home this semest...more
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