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November, 2013: Marcelo in the Real World | Vamos a Leer (discussion questions, teaching ideas)

Educator’s Guide: Marcelo in the Real World

2014 Américas Award Honorable Mentions: Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People (Abrams Books for Young Readers) written by Susan Goldman Rubin. dekalb library has copies.

Stretch your wings and fly...“Be in the world but not of the world.' The words are from Jesus. But I have not the slightest idea how to accomplish that or even if it's possible. The world will always poke you in the chest with its index finger.” ― Francisco X. Stork, Marcelo in the Real World. Love the way Marcelo puts things in a black and white perspective. After all, "we all have ugly parts".

Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum, faces new challenges, including romance and injustice, when he goes to work for his father in the mailroom of a corporate law firm.

The Real Boy

The Real Boy: Anne Ursu- Loved this with all my heart. Beautiful riff on Pinocchio that works as a timely commentary on/metaphor for life on the autism spectrum. I can't imagine any kid not loving this book.

How Kind! by Mary Murphy - Hen gives Pig an unexpected present. "How kind!" says Pig. Pig is so touched, in fact, that he decides to do something kind too. So Pig gives Rabbit a gift. "How kind!" says Rabbit, who does something kind for Cow, who is kind to Cat, who wants to be kind in turn. Where will all of this kindness lead? One good turn deserves another – and another – in this universal tale about the contagiousness of being kind.

How Kind! by Mary Murphy

How Kind! by Mary Murphy A very KIND book, learning how kindness works.

In 6th grade, I didn't have a lot of time to read because I was playing a lot of soccer. The only time I read was when I had to so these are the only books I read and I didn't finish all of them. C...

6th Grade Chapter Books from a 6th Grade Girl

Grade Books from a Grade Girl (PickyKidPix tells it like it is). :: PragmaticMom's Daughter including The One and Only Ivan

12 Children's Books to Teach Generosity and Gratitude: Teach kids what it means to be generous and grateful through stories. Here are 14 children's books to teach kids generosity and gratitude.

12 of the Best Books to Teach Kids Generosity and Gratitude

Children's Books 12 Children's Books to Teach Generosity and Gratitude: Teach kids what it means to be generous and grateful through stories. Here are 14 children's books to teach kids generosity and gratitude.

10 Enjoyable Books for a Day at the Beach or Lake - fun picture books and great read-alouds for the blanket!

Great Kids books for the beach or lake - picture books and read-aloud/chapter books that are great for a unit on bodies of water, coastal towns or vacationing families!

Top 10 Multicultural/Diversity/Inclusive Chapter Books Like Percy Jackson :: PragmaticMom

Top 10: Diversity Chapter Books Like Percy Jackson

Top 10 Multicultural/Diversity/Inclusive Chapter Books Like Percy Jackson :: PragmaticMom

Cutting Tiny Bites: Age Appropriate Chapter Books for Very Young Readers

Age Appropriate Chapter Books for Very Young Readers

Age-appropriate chapter books for very young readers. Books for 4 and 5 year olds who are reading well on their own.

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