One of the things I enjoy as a parent is ensuring that my children integrate our values into the whole of their lives. I just found a great book list that will help me do that.
Teaching for Change has some wonderful chilldrens' book lists that promote cross-cultural understanding and social justice. I recognize many of the books listed here, and look forward to reading some new finds.
Go check it out and let me know what you think.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
- The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater
- Places I Never Meant to be, edited by Judy Blume
- What the Dormouse Said, Lessons for Grown-ups from Children's Books, by Amy Gash
- Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson
- Suck Your Stomach In & Put Some Color On, by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
- Make the Bread Buy the Butter, by Jennifer Reese
- The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child, by Alan E. Kazdin
Ah... how nice to have had some time and energy to read some books this month. Maggie Stiefvater is always wonderful, and The Scorpio Races didn't disappoint. While at least one of the stories in Places I Never Meant to Be was disturbing enough I'd rather not have read it, I'm glad I read the other stories. The bibliography of What the Dormouse Said gave me lots of more children's books to explore. Steve Jobs was a fascinating peak in to Silicone Valley as well as into the mind of an intensely creative and driven person. Make the Bread, Buy the Butter had so many good recipes I may need to buy it, or at least check it out again. Suck Your Stomach in... had much less healthy recipes, but a lot of humor and southern insight. The Kazdin Method didn't tell me anything I didn't already know, but 1 dud out of 7 isn't bad!