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Define what diversity means, and why we should care - The Courier-Journal

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Define what diversity means, and why we should careThe Courier-JournalThe school has a diversity of Highlands-like families — high-income families to middle- and working-class and some low-income — but the racial diversity is quite disappointing.
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Bookshelf: Oh, Brother

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New picture books include David Soman’s “Three Bears in a Boat.”
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Fiction helps build empathy in children: researcher

Fiction helps build empathy in children: researcher | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
At the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention, which wrapped up the week in Washington, D.C., York University psychologist Raymond Mar led a presentation on the important and oft forgotten role of narrative fiction, highlighting its ability to instill empathy.
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10 children's illustrators to watch - Blog Post

10 children's illustrators to watch - Blog Post | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
BookPage contributor Julie Danielson features authors and illustrators on her children's literature blog, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. Her book, Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature, written with Betsy Bird and the late Peter D. Sieruta, is out now. This lively and well-researched book sheds light on some of the common misconceptions about children's...
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Reading increases empathy, a high demand skil

Reading increases empathy, a high demand skil | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it

Education is broadening its focus from main academics to include emotional and social skills. Empathy is a skill that is increasingly sought after, not just in classrooms, but also in professional spaces.


But how does one learn empathy?
Read. Read more.


Research shows that reading literature helps readers understand characters, their thoughts, motivations, and feelings.

 

Readers also predict what will happen next to characters, and link actions to consequences. These skills translate to the real world, where readers can understand the motivations and feelings of people they interact with, as well as predict what they may do next.

 

Why are employers emphasizing empathy?

 

by Bryan Green:


image source: Youth reading, Persian miniature by Reza Abbasi, 1625-6

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading_(visual_activity) ;


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Reading Skills.

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I used novel studies and we explored the interactions, the conflicts between characters i.e. Philip and Timothy in The Cay. Students enjoyed the books and found themselves identifying in various ways with the characters as they matured.

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Deep in the Sahara

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By Kelly Cunnane, illustrated by Hoda Hadadi Schwarz & Wade Books, 2013 Picture book, Ages 4-8 ISBN: 0375870342 / 978-0375870347 Honors: Junior Library Guild Selection * Kirkus Reviews Best Boo...
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WATCH: Hans Christian Andersen's Heartbreaking Love Letters

WATCH: Hans Christian Andersen's Heartbreaking Love Letters | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
A newly discovered Hans Christian Andersen letter reveals the fairy tale writer never got to have his own “happily ever after.”

The emotional letter, believed to be written in 1832 when Andersen was just 27-years-old, indicates the aut...
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News - IBBY UK protest the effect on children of the latest Israeli assault in Gaza

News - IBBY UK protest the effect on children of the latest Israeli assault in Gaza | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
IBBY UK official homepage. UK branch of the International Board on Books for Young People.

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What Writers Can Learn From 'Good Night Moon'

What Writers Can Learn From 'Good Night Moon' | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
The children’s book sets up a world and then subverts its own rules even as it follows them.
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Nine Kinds of Pie » Philip Nel's Blog

Nine Kinds of Pie » Philip Nel's Blog | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
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Dr. Nel shares a few beautiful Australian children's books today.

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75 Years Old, and Still Showing off her Scar

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25 years of Elmer the elephant

25 years of Elmer the elephant | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
David McKee, creator of Mr Benn, tells Stuart Jeffries that a racist incident when he was out with his daughter inspired him to write the first Elmer the elephant book 25 years ago

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When a Language Dies » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

When a Language Dies » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
When a Language Dies
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A beautiful poem included== I have also heard the poem translated as "When a Tongue Dies"  instead of "When a Language Dies."

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The evolution of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant - BBC News

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The evolution of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant
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Beloved by millions of pre-schoolers, Elmer the Elephant is showing no signs of a quarter-life crisis as he celebrates his 25th anniversary.

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Malorie Blackman: my quest for diversity in children's books – video

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The children's laureate Malorie Blackman is interviewed by teenager Megan Quibell at the very first Young Adult Lit Convention (YALC) held at Comic Con earlier this month. So one year into her laureateship, how's it going?

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Reading Literature on Screen: A Price for Convenience?

Reading Literature on Screen: A Price for Convenience? | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
A forthcoming paper by researchers in France and Norway suggests that there may be some cognitive drawbacks to reading even short works of literature on a screen.
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Why is it that emotional responses were similar, as were character, setting and plot details, but kindle readers scored much lower on putting the plot points in correct order.  Researchers want to know why there was a difference.

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Anthony Browne - What If . . . ? - Book Review

Anthony Browne - What If . . . ? - Book Review | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
BookPage Children's Top Pick, August 2014 There are lots of picture books about children who worry, ones that try in various ways to reassure children that everything, in the end, will be OK. But I can promise you that you haven’t seen one quite like Anthony Browne’s What If . . . ? In a story that manages to be offbeat, cryptic and comforting all at once, a young boy named Joe...
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The impact of illiterate children

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Local literacy experts talk about the effect of illiteracy on children and how and why Tulare County's 32 percent illiteracy rate needs to change (“@vtdfuji: The impact of illiterate children http://t.co/tXkMkXzkHe...

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12 ways to read a picture book...with Ernie Bond

12 ways to read a picture book...with Ernie Bond | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it

12 things to look at when reading images and three simple questions to help develop visual literacy. 


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Terry Doherty's curator insight, July 28, 2:59 PM

This was a prequel step, but "allow yourself to wonder WHY" is so important and freeing.

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Graphic Novels 101 | BU Today | Boston University

Graphic Novels 101 | BU Today | Boston University | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
SED lecturer helps teachers make sense of the genre
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Why and How Should Teachers Make Required Reading Choices? | MiddleWeb

Why and How Should Teachers Make Required Reading Choices? | MiddleWeb | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Teachers must balance the need to nuture readers through text choices that excite them & the need for students to gain important skills and background
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Imagination & Survival: 2 Picture Books from Australia

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Who is the real Madeline?

Who is the real Madeline? | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
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Video and more information about Madeline on her 75th anniversary.

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Madeline goes to the museum in new exhibit

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The New York Historical Society is staging a retrospective of the work of Madeline creator Ludwig Bemelmans.
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Bohemians: A Graphic History of Creative Mavericks

Bohemians: A Graphic History of Creative Mavericks | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, Josephine Baker, Henry Miller, Gertrude Stein, Thelonious Monk, and other creative mavericks of semi-subversive s
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In 'Little Engine That Could,' Some See An Early Feminist Hero

In 'Little Engine That Could,' Some See An Early Feminist Hero | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Was "I think I can" the grandmother of "lean in?" Some readers see the plucky locomotive as a parable about working women, but in some versions of the story the protagonist was male.
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