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Coretta Scott King Award Books Discussion Guide

Pathways to Democracy

Adelaide Poniatowski Phelps (author) Carole J. McCollough (author)
Linda M. Pavonetti (Foreword by)

ISBN: 9780838936047

Publication Date: Apr 2014

Format: Paperback

Spotlighting titles appropriate for grades K-12, this discussion guide builds on the rich legacy of the Coretta Scott King award-winning books to offer an important educational resource for teachers, librarians, parents, and other caregivers. This guide identifies within the plot, character, and themes of each book those values that relate to being an American citizen and to living in a democratic society, and then shows how to use the book as a springboard for discussion.
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Spotlighting titles appropriate for grades K-12, this discussion guide builds on the rich legacy of the Coretta Scott King award-winning books to offer an important educational resource for teachers, librarians, parents, and other caregivers. This guide identifies within the plot, character, and themes of each book those values that relate to being an American citizen and to living in a democratic society, and then shows how to use the book as a springboard for discussion. Ideal for use in the classroom, the library, and the home, this guide
  • Includes a foreword by Linda M. Pavonetti, EdD, Vice-President, International Board on Books for Young People
  • Organizes titles by grade-specific chapters, making it easy to find suitable books
  • Features bibliographic information and a brief summary of each book, along with suggested opening questions to get the discussion started, and "Beyond the Book" questions that encourage children to talk about their own experiences
  • Suggests hundreds of books for further discussion
With the assistance of this practical resource, educators, librarians, and others who work with children can use Coretta Scott King award-winning books to foster discussions about what it means to be a citizen in a democratic society.
Pages 280
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Apr 2014
Publisher American Library Association
Subject/s Children's literature studies: general   Liberalism & centre democratic ideologies  
Adelaide Poniatowski Phelps has a master's degree in library and information science from Wayne State University in Detroit and a second master's degree in English literature from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She is the recently retired coordinator of the Educational Resources Lab in the School of Education and Human Services at Oakland University and a former lecturer in children's literature for the reading department there. She is a member of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee and served two terms (2007–2008) on the awards jury. In addition, she was a reviewer for the journal Multicultural Review; a contributing reviewer for the fourth edition of The Coretta Scott King Awards 1970–2009 book, edited by Henrietta M. Smith; a contributing author for the article (2008), "Weaving the Threads of Diversity: A School of Education's Reflection on Current Practices" in the journal Issues in Education: Preschool through Graduate School; and co-author of the chapter, "Information and Instruction Services" in A Guide to the Management of Curriculum Materials Centers for the 21st Century: The Promise and the Challenge (2001), edited by Jo Ann Carr and prepared by the Ad Hoc Management of Curriculum Materials Committee, Education and Behavioural Sciences Section, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

Carole J. McCollough is a retired associate professor and dean of the Library and Information Science program at Wayne State University. She is currently an auxiliary faculty, trainer, and curriculum committee member for the Children's Defense Fund. In this capacity, she conducts workshops for college interns training to run summer literacy (Freedom School) programs. In addition to serving as chair of the CSK Book Award Committee, she served one term on the CSK Book Award jury and two terms as chair. She was a reviewer for the Multicultural Literature Review Journal and a contributing reviewer to all four editions of The Coretta Scott King Awards 1970–2009. Her undergraduate degree and teaching certificate are from Eastern Michigan University. Her master's degree and PhD in library and information science are both from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She currently serves on two library boards: Southfield Public Library, Southfield, Michigan, and the Langston Hughes Library, Clinton, Tennessee.

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