[DWJ] book rec
hallieod at indigo.ie
Sat Mar 25 11:13:23 EST 2006
>In any case, I'd love to suggest a book which could model some
>positive images of Jews which would be accessible and interesting
>to these kids. The only one I can think of is Karen Hesse's
This probably won't be of any use, but the only thing I could come up
with for that age group was Konigsberg's _About the B'nai Bagals_.
Very easy-going and funny, and possibly too dated, but my two loved
it - Bec thinks she was around 12 when she read it.
>As an aside, I'm also helping her build a shopping list for
>the 7th and 8th grade Drop Everything And Read shelves. Any
>general suggestions would be welcome! The kids' favorite books
>right now are
>- House of the Scorpion
>- Anything by Walter Dean Myers
>- Anything by S. E. Hinton
>And they also like
>- John Bellairs
>- Garth Nix
>- The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things
>- A Great and Terrible Beauty
>- Esperanza Rising & Becoming Naomi Leon
>- Anything Civil Rights (Eg Watsons Go to Birmingham)
>- Civil rights biography
>- And they're finally getting into Uglies.
I just read Nancy Farmer's _The Sea of Trolls_, which was great - and
nice treatment of cultural differences and the possibility of
friendship between people with very different ideologies. _Poison_
maybe? I wasn't *as* blown away as a lot have been, but thought it
was a nice dark Fairie and interesting narrative twist. Cara read
_Millions_ and the sequel and thought they were great. And I'm
assuming you've already insisted on _The Thief_ at least!
Mind's gone blank as always, but will keep turning it over...
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