Tag Archives: Social Science

The Lorax

Title: The Lorax Author: Dr. Seuss Illustrator: Dr. Seuss Publisher: Random House, 1971 Pages: 62 The Lorax is a book about the environmental phenomenon known as Tragedy of the Commons. The Once-ler, who narrates the story, cut down the Truffula … Continue reading

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Stone Soup with Matzoh Balls; A Passover Tale in Chelm

Title: Stone Soup with Matzoh Balls; A Passover Tale in Chelm Author(s): Linda Glaser Illustrator/Photographer: Maryam Tabatabaei Publisher and Year: Albert Whitman and Company, 2014 Number of pages: 32 Tags/Themes: Culture, Family, Folk Tale, Social Science, Picture Book, 3-5 Genre: … Continue reading

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Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Title: Same, Same but Different Author(s): Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw Illustrator/Photographer: Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw Publisher and Year: Henry Holt and Company Number of pages: 22 Genre: Children’s Fiction Analysis: In Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw’s award winning book Same, Same but Different, the … Continue reading

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent Author(s): Veronica Roth Illustrator/Photographer: Joel Tippie Publisher and Year: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011 Number of pages: 487 Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Young-Adult Fiction Analysis: In Divergent by Veronica Roth, a #1 New York Times bestselling author uses the text … Continue reading

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The Star People: A Lakota Story

      Title: The Star People: A Lakota Story Author: S.D. Nelson Illustrator/Photographer: S.D. Nelson Publisher and Year: Harry N. Abrams Inc., 2003 Number of pages: 30 Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, Fable, K-5, Culture, Diversity, Lakota, Stars, Nature, Social Science, … Continue reading

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Landed

              Title: Landed Author: Milly Lee Illustrator/Photographer: Yangsook Choi Publisher and Year: Francis Foster Books, 2006 Number of Pages: 36 Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, Culture, Diversity, Immigration, Angel Island, Math, Social Science, Family, 4-5, 6-8, … Continue reading

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Smoky Night

              Title: Smoky Night Author: Eve Bunting Illustrator/Photographer: David Diaz Publisher and Year: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994 Number of Pages: 28 Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, Fine Arts, Social Science, Caldecott Medal, Diversity, Culture, Riots, … Continue reading

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Eight Days: A Story of Haiti

              Title: Eight Days: A Story of Haiti Author: Edwidge Danticat Illustrator/Photographer: Alix Delinois Publisher and Year: Orchard Books, 2010 Number of pages: 20 Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, Culture, Diversity, Haiti, Earthquake, Social Science, Science, … Continue reading

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Henry’s Freedom Box

              Title: Henry’s Freedom Box Author: Ellen Levine Illustrator/Photographer: Kadir Nelson Publisher and Year: Scholastic Press, 2007 Number of Pages: 38 Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, Caldecott Honor, Award Book, Slavery, Racism, Freedom, 4-5, 6-8, Social … Continue reading

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Heroes

Title: Heroes Author: Ken Mochizuki Illustrator/Photographer: Dom Lee Publisher and Year: Lee & Low Books Inc., 1995 Number of Pages: 29 Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, Culture, Diversity, Historical Fiction, Social Science, War, Racism, 4-5, 6-8 Genre: Historical Fiction Analysis: In this … Continue reading

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