Description: FREE COMPANION CLASS ACTIVITY: http://www.curiouscitydpw.com/2016/10/19/either-the-beginning-resources/
Either the Beginning or the End of the World
By Terry Farish ( Carolrhoda Lab)
For sixteen years, it’s been just Sofie and her fisherman father, living on the New Hampshire coast. Her Cambodian immigrant mother has floated in and out of her life, leaving Sofie with a fierce bitterness toward her—and a longing she wishes she could outgrow. Then she meets Luke, an Army medic back from Afghanistan, and the pull between them is as strong as the current of the rushing Piscataqua River. As Sofie and Luke navigate a forbidden landscape, they discover they both have their secrets, their scars, their wars. Together, they are dangerous. Together, they’ll discover what extraordinary acts love can demand.
Music: "Chnam Oun 16" by Bochan (used by permission)
Videographer: Fred Okot Ben
Consultant: Boroeuth Brian Chen of the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (Lowell, MA)
Actors: Kornnita Chen and James Muller
Voice Actor: Sophia Sturtevant
Sound: Mind's Eye Productions
Production Assistance: Rachel LeTourneau & Aregawi Gebrewahid
Produced by: Curious City
Description: FREE COMPANION CLASS ACTIVITY: http://www.grandfathergandhi.com/ed-gg/
Learn more about Grandfather Gandhi at http://books.simonandschuster.com/Gra... Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace. Visit GrandfatherGandhi.com to take the "Live Your Life as Light" pledge!
Description: FREE COMPANION CLASS ACTIVITY: http://www.grandfathergandhi.com/educators-librarians/ed-btc/
BE THE CHANGE: A GRANDFATHER GANDHI STORY
A Picture Book for All Ages
By Arun Gandhi, Bethany Hegedus
Illustrated by Evan Turk
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
In this breathtaking companion to the award-winning GRANDFATHER GANDHI, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, tells a poignant, personal story of the damage of wastefulness, gorgeously illustrated by Evan Turk.
At Grandfather Gandhi’s service village, each day is filled, from sunrise to sunset, with work that is done for the good of all. The villagers vow to live simply and non-violently. Arun Gandhi tries very hard to follow these vows, but he struggles with one of the most important rules: not to waste.
How can throwing away a worn-down pencil hurt anyone? How can wastefulness lead to violence? With the help of his grandfather, Arun learns how every wasteful act, no matter how small, affects others. And in time he comes to understand the truth of his grandfather’s words: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Description: FREE COMPANION CLASS ACTIVITY: http://www.curiouscitydpw.com/2017/01/06/the-infamous-ratsos-bikers-lessons-on-kindness/
THE INFAMOUS RATSOS
By Kara LaReau
Illustrated by Matt Myers
Published by Candlewick Press
Age Range: 5 – 8 Years
Louie and Ralphie Ratso are no softies! Readers are sure to chuckle as the determined Ratso brothers’ plans to act tough go hilariously awry.
Louie and Ralphie Ratso’s dad, Big Lou, always says that there are two kinds of people: those who are tough and those who are soft. Louie and Ralphie are tough, tough, tough, just like Big Lou, and they’re going to prove it. But every time they try to show just how tough they are, the Ratso brothers end up accidentally doing good deeds instead. What’ll Big Lou do when he finds out they’ve been acting like softies all over the Big City? Perfect for emerging and reluctant readers, this clever and surprisingly warmhearted chapter book shows that being tough all the time can be really tough.
Description: FREE COMPANION CLASS ACTIVITY: http://www.philliphoose.com/books/the-boys-who-challenged-hitler/
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pederson and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose
At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance. Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself, here is Phillip Hoose's inspiring story of these young war heroes.
THE BOYS WHO CHALLENGED HITLER
KNUD PEDERSON AND THE CHURCHILL CLUB
By Phillip Hoose
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux BYR
An imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
Produced by Curious City
Video Production by James Bailey
Sound Production by Mind’s Eye Production
Music Licensed by Mind’s Eye Production
Voice by William Dufris
Description: FREE COMPANION CLASS ACTIVITY: http://www.curiouscitydpw.com/2016/10/11/sea-turned-silver-activities/
This activity was created to follow a reading of the novel WHEN THE SEA TURNED TO SILVER by Grace Lin (Little, Brown). More at GraceLin.com. Activity by Curious City.