Text Sets of Hope and Courage

Text Sets of Hope and Courage
Developed for the April 3, 2014 Educator's Conference at the JFK Library
Mary Ann Cappiello, Ed.D. & Erika Thulin Dawes, E.D.
April 3, 2014

Duet Model:

Helen Keller
Grades 2-4
Rappaport, D. (2012). Helen’s big world: The life of Helen Keller. Ill. by M. Tavares. New York: Hyperion.
Hopkinson, D. (2012). Annie and Helen. Ill. by R. Colon. New York: Schwartz and Wade.

Children & Strikes
Grades 5 - 8
Bartoletti, S.C. (1999). Kids on strike. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Paterson, K. (2006). Bread and roses, too. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Sunburst Model:

The American Identity
Grades 3-6
Core Text:
Myers, W.D. (2011). We are America. Ill. by C. Myers. New York: Harper Collins.

Additional Digital Texts:
Ferdinand and Isabella’s Letter to Christopher Columbus, 1492
Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief, to Indiana Territory Governor William Henry Harrison, 1810
Trial of John Peter Zenger, 1735
Patrick Henry, Address to the Virginia Convention, 1775
The National Archives: Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights
Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address
Frederick Douglas “Fourth of July Speech,” 1852
Barbara Jordan, Texas Congresswoman, 1976 Democratic National Convention Keynote


People:
Bernier-Grande, C.T. (2011). Cesar : si, se puede! = Yes, we can! Ill by. D. Diaz. New York: Marshall Cavendish.
Burleigh, R. (2011). The adventures of Mark Twain. Ill. by. B. Blitt. New York: Atheneum.
Cline, Ransome, L. (2012). Words set me free: The story of young Frederick Douglass. Ill. by J. Ransome. New York: Simon & Schuster. 
Kerley, B. (2012). Those rebels, John & Tom. Ill. by E. Fotheringham. New York: Scholastic.
Miller, W. (1994). Zora Hurston and the chinaberry tree. Ill. by C. Van Wright and Y.Hu. New York: Lee & Low.
Pinkney, A. (2012). Hand in hand: Ten Black men who changed America. Ill. by B. Pinkney. New York: Disney / Jump at the Sun.
Rappaport, D. (2012). Helen’s big world: The life of Helen Keller. Ill. by M. Tavares. New York: Hyperion.
Rappaport, D. (2008). Abe's honest words: The life of Abraham Lincoln. Ill. by K. Nelson. New York: Hyperion.
Rappaport, D. (2001). Martin's big words : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. . Ill. by B. Collier. New York: Hyperion.
Silvermann, E. (2011). Liberty's voice: The story of Emma Lazarus. Ill. by S. Schuett. New York: Dutton.

Hitler Youth
Grades 5 - 8
Core Text:
Bartoletti, S.C. (2005). Hitler Youth: Growing up in Hitler’s shadow. New York: Scholastic.

Additional Texts:
“Indoctrinating Youth,” U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
“This Teacher Outsmarted Hitler and His Nazi Regime,” Smithsonian Channel
“Training at a Hitler Youth Camp,” U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
“Hitler Youth,” BBC Radio
Bartoletti, S.C. (2008). The boy who dared. New York: Scholastic.

Tree Ring Model:

Grades 3 - 6
Core Text:
Roth, S., Trumbore, C. (2011). The mangrove tree : planting trees to feed families. Ill. by S. Roth. New York: Lee and Low.

Inner Ring Digital Texts:
The Asahi Glass Foundation: Blue Planet Prize
Dr. Gordon Sato, 2005
Manzanar Mangrove Initiative
The Manzanar Project
Rolex Awards for Enterprise: Dr Gordon Sato
“A Love of Science Breeds a Life of Humanity”
Reuters: Eritrea’s Mangroves Show Way to Fight Hunger
Boston Globe: “Desert Saint”
AFP: “Mangrove Project Creates Fish, Fire, and Hope”
New York Times: “A Drug’s Royalties May Ease Hunger”

Outer Ring Books:
Hopkins, H. J. (2013). The tree lady: The true story of how one tree-loving woman changed a city forever. Ill. by. J. McElmurry. New York: Beach Lane Books.
Nivola, C. (2008). Planting the trees of Kenya. New York: Frances Foster Books.

San Diego History Center: Kate Sessions

National Park Service: Frederick Law Olmsted Archives

The Green Belt Movement

Resisting the Holocaust
Core Text:
Rappaport, D. (2012). Beyond courage: The untold story of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.

Inner Ring Digital Texts:
American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors & Their Descendants
Ghetto Fighter’s House Museum
Museum of Jewish Heritage
USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
“Jews Rescued Jews,” World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust
Yad Vashem

Outer Ring Books:
Borden, L. (2010). His name was Raul Wallenberg: Courage, rescue, and mystery in World War II. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Thomson, R. (2013). Terezin: Voices from the Holocaust. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.

Solar System Models:

Kids As Agents of Hope During the Great Depression
Grades 3 - 8
Curtis, C. P. (1999). Bud, not Buddy. New York: Delacorte Press.
Curtis, C. P. (2012). The mighty Miss Malone. New York: Random House/Wendy Lamb Books.
Pinkney, A.D. (2012). Bird in a box. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Ryan, P. M. (2000). Esperanza rising. New York: Scholastic.
Vanderpool, C. (2010). Moon over Manifest. New York: Random House.

Kids’ Environmental Activism
Grades 3 - 6
Bouler, O. (2011). Olivia’s birds: Saving the gulf. New York: Sterling.
Drummond, A. (2011). Energy island: How one community harnessed the wind and changed their world. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux.
Kamkwamba, W., Mealer, B. (2012). The boy who harnessed the wind. Ill. by E. Zunon. New York: Dial Books.
Lawler, L. (2013). Rachel Carson and her book that changed the world. Ill. by L. Beingessner. New York: Holiday House.

Grades 4-8
Appelt, K. (2013). True blue scouts of Sugar Man swamp. New York: Atheneum. 
Burns, L.G. (2012). Citizen scientists: Be a part of scientific discovery from your own backyard. Ill. by E. Harasimowicz. New York: Macmillan.
Cherry, L., Braasch, G. (2008). How we know what we know about our changing climate: Scientists and kids explore global warming. Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications.
Davies, N. , Lovelock, J. (2011). Gaia warriors. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.
Hiaasen, C. (2002). Hoot. New York: Random House.
Hiaasen, C. (2005). Flush. New York: Random House.

Access to Stories of Hope and Courage
Grades 2 - 6
Brown, M. (2011). Waiting for the Biblioburro. Illustrated by J. Para. Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Books.
Houston, G. (2011). Miss Dorothy and her bookmobile. Illustrated by S. C. Lamb. New York: Harper.
McKissack, P. (2001). Goin’ someplace special. Ill. by J. Pinkney. New York: Athenuem.
Mora, P. (1997). Tomás and the library lady. Ill. by R. Colón. New York: Dragonfly Books.
Roth, S.L. & Abouraya, K.L. (2012). Hands around the library: Protecting Egypt's treasured books. Ill. by S. L. Roth. New York: Dial.

America and Iraq
Grades 7 - 10
Ellis, D. (2009). Children of war: Voices of Iraqi refugees. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
McCormick, P. (2009). Purple heart. New York: Balzar & Bray.
Myers, W.D. (2008). Sunrise over Fallujah. New York: Scholastic.
Parry, R. (2009). Heart of a shepherd. New York: Random House. 
Williams, S.M. (2009). Bull rider. New York: Margaret McElderry.
Wrigley, Field, E. (ed.). (2009). Iraqigirl: Diary of a teenage girl in Iraq. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books.


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