Sunday, February 13, 2011

Global Multicultural Picture Books: Teaching Reading Comprehension in Grade 3

Schema: Text to Self
Boelts, Maribeth. 2009. Those Shoes. Illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
Cisneros, Sandra. 1997. Hairs/Pelitos. Illustrated by Terry Yóáñez. NY: Dragonfly Books.
Coy, John. 1996. Night Driving. Illustrated by Peter McCarthy. NY: Henry Holt.
DiSalvo-Ryan, DyAnne. 1994. City Green. New York: HarperCollins.
Gunning, Monica. 2009. A Shelter in Our Car. (reprint ed). Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
Mak, Kim. 2001. My Chinatown: One Year in Poems. NY: Harper’s.
McMillan, Bruce. 1998. Salmon Summer. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
Orona-Ramirez, Kristy (Taos Pueblo/Tarahumara). 2006. Kiki’s Journey. Illustrated by Jonathan Warm Day (Taos Pueblo). San Francisco: Children’s Book Press.
Teevee, Ningeokuluk. 2010. Alego. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Waboose, Jan Bourdeau (Anishinaabe).1997.  Morning on the Lake. Illustrated by by Karen Reczuch. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press.

Text to Text
1. Artists
Bass, Hester. 2009. The Secret World of Walter Anderson. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
Greenberg, Jan & Jordan, Sandra. 2002. Action Jackson. Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker.  Brookfield, CT: Roaring Brook Press.
Duggleby, John. 1998. Story Painter: The Life of  Jacob Lawrence. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.
Hartfield, Claire. 2002. Me and Uncle Romie: A Story Inspired by the Life and Art of Romare Bearden. Illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue. New York: Dial.
Hill, Laban Carrick. 2010. Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave. Illustratated by Bryan Collier. NY: Little Brown.
Lasky, Kathryn. 2000. First Painter. Illustrated by Rocco Baviera. NY: DK.
Littlechild, George (Cree). 2003. This Land is My Land. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.
Lord, Michelle.  2006.  Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin.  Illustrated by Felicia Hoshino.  New York: Lee & Low. 
Mora, Pat. 2002. Maria Paints the Hills. Paintings by Maria Hesch. Albuquerque, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press.
Rohmer, Harriet, Ed. 1997. Just Like Me: Stories and Self-Portraits by Fourteen Artists. San  Francisco, CA: Children’s Press Books.
Siebert, Diane. 2006. Tour America: Through Poems and Art. Illustrated by Stephen T. Johnson. Gosau, Switzerland: Seastar.

2. Dance
Ackerman, Karen. 2003. Song and Dance Man. Illustrated by Stephen Gammell. NY: Knopf.
Dillon, Leo & Diane. 2002. Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles Think of That. NY: Blue Sky.
Greenberg, Jan and Sandra Jordan. 2010. Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring. Illustrated by Brian Floca. NY: Flashpoint.

Haldane, Suzanne, Jacqueline Delahunt, and Kevin Locke. 1999. Lakota Hoop Dancer. NY: Dutton.
Hoffman. E.T.A  2004. The Nutcracker. Illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger. Boston: North-South Books.
Isadora. Rachel. 1998. Isadora Dances. NY: Viking.
Keeler, Patricia A. 2006. Drumbeat in Our Feet. Illustrated by Julio Leitao. NY: Lee & Low.
Michelson, Richard. 2005. Happy Feet: The Savoy Ballroom Lindy Hoppers and Me. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis. NY: Harcourt.
Orgill, Roxanne. 2007. Footwork: The Story of Fred and Adele Astaire. Illustrated by Stephanie Jorisch. NY: Candlewick.
Patrick, Denise Lewis. 1998. Red Dancing Shoes. Illustrated by James E. Ransome. NY: HarperTophy.
Pinkney, Andrea. 1995. Alvin Ailey. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. NY Hyperion.
Reich, Susanna. 2005. Jose! Born to Dance: The Story of Jose Limon. Illustrated by Raul Colon. NY: Simon & Schuster.
Rosenberg, Jane. 1995. Dance Me a Story: Twelve Tales from Classics Ballets. NY: Thames & Hudson. 
Smith, Cynthia Leitich. 2000. Jingle Dancer. Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright. NY: Harper Collins.

3. Desert
Astorga, Amalia and Nabhan, Gary Paul. 2002. Efrain of the Sonora Desert: A Lizard’s Life Among the Seri Indians. Illustrated by Janet K. Miller. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Buchanan, Ken & Debby. 1994. It Rained on the Desert Today. Illustrated by Libby Tracy. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland.
Hammond, Anna. 1993. This Home We Have Made / Esta Casa Que Hemos Hecho. Illustrated by Joe Matunis. NY: Crown.
Mora, Pat. 2001. Listen to the Desert/Oye Al Desierto. Illustrated by Francisco X. Mora. New York: Clarion.
Pratt-Serafini, Kristin. 2002. Saguaro Moon: A Desert Journal. Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications.
Wright-Frierson, Virginia. 2002. A Desert Scrapbook: Dawn to Dusk in the Sonora Desert. NY: Aladdin.

Text to World
1. Wangari Maathai
Johnson, Jen Cullerton. 2010. Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World. Illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadler. NY: Lee & Low.
Napoli, Donna Jo. 2010. Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. NY: Simon & Schuster. 
Nivola, Clair A. 2008. Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 
Winter, Jeannette. 2008. Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa. NY: Harcourt.

2. Global Challenges
Cha, Dia. 2002. Dia's Story Cloth: Diav Daim Paj Ntaub Dab Neeg / Dlav Dlaim Paaj Ntaub Lug Nruag. New York: Lee & Low.
Isadora, Rachel. 1994. At the Crossroads. NY: HarperTrophy.
MCBrier, Page. Beatrice's Goat.
Milway, Katie Smith. 2008. How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press.
Mortenson, Greg. 2009. Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea. Illustrated by Susan Roth. NY: Dial.
Smith, David. J. 2011. If the World Were a Village: A Book About the World's People. Illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press.
Strauss, Rochelle. 2007. One Well. Illustrated by Rosemary Woods. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press.
Winter, Jeannette. 2009. Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan. NY: BeachLane Books.
Winter, Jeannette. 2005. The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq. NY: Harcourt.

Detail from Jason Chin's Redwoods (2009)

Creating Mental Images

Adedjouma, Davida, (Ed.). 1996. The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children. Illustrated by Gregory Christie. New York: Lee & Low.
Chin, Jason. 2009. Redwoods. NY: Flash Point.
Erdrich, Louise (Ojibway). 2002. The Range Eternal. Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. NY: Hyperion.
Gollub, Matthew. 2004. Cool Melons—Turn to Frogs! The Life and Poems of Issa. Illustrated by Kazuko G. Stone. NY: Lee & Low.
Hayes, Joe.  2003.  The Day It Snowed Tortillas/El Día Que Nevaron Tortillas.  Illustrated by Antonio Castro.  El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos.
Lord, Michelle.  2006.  Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin.  Illustrated by Felicia Hoshino.  New York: Lee & Low. 
Nye, Naomi Shihab.  2000.  Come with Me:Poems for a Journey.  Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino.  New York: Greenwillow.
Sidman, Joyce. 2005. Song of the Waterboatman and Other Pond Poems. Illustrated by Beckie Prange. San Diego, CA: Houghton Mifflin.

Asking Questions

Battle-Lavert, Gwendolyn. 2003. Papa's Mark. Illustrated by Colin Bootman. New York: Holiday House.
Burleigh, Robert.  2006. Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay: The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest. Illustrated by Ed Young. New York: Atheneum Books.
Charles, Veronika Martenova. 2005. The Birdman. Illustrated by Anouchka Gravel Galouchko and Stephen Daigle. Toronto: Tundra books.
Dray, Philip. 2008. Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells: The Daring life of a Crusading Journalist. Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn. Peachtree Publishers.
High, Linda Oatman. 2001. A Humble Life: Plain Poems.  Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth. NY: Candlewick.
Munduruku Daniel. 2000. Tales of the Amazon: How the Munduruku Indians Live. Illustrated by Laurabeatriz. Toronto: Groundwood Books. 
Park, Frances and Ginger Park. 1998. My Freedom Trip: A Child’s Escape from North Korea. Illustrated by Debra Reid Jenkins. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mill Press.
Tingle, Tim (Choctaw).  2006.  Crossing Bok Chitto:  A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom.  Illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos.
Waldman, Neil. 2001. They Came from the Bronx: How the Buffalo Were Saved from Extinction. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press.

Drawing Inferences

Bruchac, Joseph (Abenaki). 2004. Jim Thorpe’s Bright Path.  Illustrated by S. D. Nelson (Lakota).  New York: Lee & Low.
Jiménez, Francisco. 1998. La mariposa. Illustrated by Simón Silva. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Hayes, Joe. 2006. The Gum-Chewing Rattler. Illustrated by Antonio Castro L. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Johnson, D.B.  2004. Henry Works. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Lee, Milly. 2006. Landed. Illustrated by Yangsook Choi. NY: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.
Lyons, Mary E. 2005. Roy Makes a Car. Illustrated by Terry Widener. NY: Atheneum.
Perez, L. King. 2002. First Day in the Grapes. Illustrated by Robert Casilla. NY: Lee & Low.
Say, Allen. 2000. Tree of Cranes. San Diego, CA: Houghton Mifflin.
Rappaport, Doreen. 2005. The School Is Not White! A True Story of the Civil Rights Movement. Illustrated by Curtis James. New York:  Jump at the Sun.
Winter, Jonah. 2009. Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx: La juez que crecio en el Bronx. Illustrated by Edel Rodriguez. NY: Atheneum.
Wise, Bill. 2007. Louis Sockalexis: Native Baseball Pioneer. Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth. NY: Lee & Low.

Determining Importance

Ancona, George. 2007. Capoeira: Game! Dance! Martial Art! New York: Lee & Low.
Atkins, Jeannine. 2000. Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists. Illustrated by Paula Conner. Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications.
Bial, Raymond. 2000. A Handful of Dirt. NY: Walker Books for Young Readers.
Pratt-Serafini, Kristin. 1992. A Walk in the Rainforest. Nevada City, CA: Dawn,
Rockwell, Anne.  2000.  Only Passing Through:  The Story of Sojourner Truth.  Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.  NY: Knopf.
Siy, Alexandra. 2005. Mosquito Bite. Photographs by Dennis Kunkle. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
Vila, Laura. 2008. Building Manhattan. NY: Viking.


Ada, Alma Flor. 1995. My Name is María Isabel. Illustrated by K. Dyble Thompson. New York: Aladdin.
Argueta, Jorge.  2001.  A Movie in My Pillow/Una película en mi almohada.  Illustrated by Elizabeth Gómez.  San Francisco: Children’s Book Press.
Bruchac, Joseph (Abenaki). 1994. The Great Ball Game: The Muskogee Story. Illustrated by Susan L. Roth. NY: Dial.
Johnson, Angela. 2007. Wind Flyers. Illustrated by Loren Long. New York: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.
Kalman, Maira. 2002. Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey. NY: Putnam.
Lofthouse, Liz. 2007. Ziba Came on a Boat. Illustrated by Robert Ingpen. La Jolla, CA: Kane Miller.
Medicine Crow, Joe (Crow). 1998. Brave Wolf and the Thunderbird: Tales of the People. Illustrated by Linda R. Martin (Diné). Abbeville Kids.
Ray, Deborah Kogan. 2004. The Flower Hunter: William Bartram, America’s First Naturalist About Plants. NY: Farrar, Straus, Giroux.
Rumford, James. 2004. Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing. Translated by Anna Sixkiller Huckaby (Cherokee). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Ryan, Pam Muñoz.  2002.  When Marian Sang:  The True Recital of Marian Anderson.  Illustrated by Brian Selznick. NY: Scholastic.
Yoo, Paula.  2005.  Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds:  The Sammy Lee Story.  Illustrated by Dom Lee.  NY:  Lee & Low.

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