Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Change Makers: Nobel Peace Prize Winners Read Alouds & Paired Reading Suggestions for Children

from When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders (Image of Aung San Suu Kyi)
All of these books focus on Nobel Peace Prize recipients.  Here is a link to a list of Nobel Peace Prize recipients. Four US Presidents have been honored with peace prize: Theodore Roosevelt (1906), Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1919), Jimmy Carter (2002), and Barack Obama (2009).

Books for Read Aloud
from When Thunder Comes: Poems
for Civil Rights Leaders
depicting Muhammad Yunus
  1. Krull, Kathleen. (2000). Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought). Illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt. Orlando, FL: Harcourt. (1150 L) Specifically, students learn about Aung San Suu Kyi and Rigoberta Menchú. 
  2. Lewis, J. Patrick. (2012). When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders. Illustrated by  Jim Burke, R. Gregory Christie, Tonya Engel, John Parra and Meilo So. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. Specifically students will learn about Aung San Suu Kyi in the poem, "The Auntie," Muhammad Yunus in the poem, "Banker of the Poor," Nelson Mandela in the poem, "The Statesman,"
  3. Milway, Katie Smith (2008). One Hen - How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference. Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes. Tonawanda, NY: Kid Can Press. (810 L) Students learn about Muhammad Yunus.
  4. Nelson, Kadir. (2013). Nelson Mandela. New York: Katherine Tegen Books.
  5. Nivola, Claire A. (2008). Planting the Trees of Kenya. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. (1030 L). Students learn about Wangari Maathai.
  6. Shaw, Maura D. and Robert Coles. (2002). Ten Amazing People: And How They Changed the World. Illustrated by Stephen Marchesi. Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths Publishing. Students learn about Albert Schweitzer, Desmond Tutu, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mother Theresa.

rom from When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders, depicting Nelson Mandela.

Books for Independent and/or Paired Reading

  1. Amnesty International. (2008). We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. London: Frances Lincoln.
  2. Beller, Ken & Heather Chase. (2008). Great Peacemakers: True Stories from Around the World. LTS Press.
  3. Chin-Lee, Cynthia. (2005). Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World. Illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing. (1040 L)
  4. Chin-Lee, Cynthia. (2006). Akira to Zoltan: Twenty-Six Men Who Changed the World. Illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing. (1060 L)
  5. Cooper, Floyd. (2000). Mandela: From the Life of the South African Statesman. New York: Puffin. (890 L)
  6. Demi. (1998). The Dalai Lama.  New York: Henry Holt and Co.
  7. Demi. (2010). Mother Teresa. New York: Henry Holt and Co. 
  8. Denenberg, Barry. (2014). (2014). Nelson Mandela: No Easy Walk to Freedom. New York: Scholastic.
  9. Fradin, Dennis Brindell and Judith Bloom Fradin. (2006). Jane Addams: Champion of Democracy. New York: Clarion. (1190 L)
  10. Fritz, Jean. (1997). Bully for You, Teddy Rooseevelt. Illustrated by Mike Wimmer. New York: Puffin. 
  11. Gilley, Jeremy. (2005). Peace One Day. Illustrated by Karen Blessen. New York: Putnam Juvenile. 
  12. Gold, Maya. (2008). DK Biography: Mother Teresa. New York: DK CHILDREN.
  13. Hacker, Carlotta.  (1998). Nobel Prize Winners (Women in Profile Series). Minneapolis, MN: Crabtree Publishing. (960 L) 
  14. Hines, Anna Grossnickle. (2011). Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts About Peace. New York: Henry Holt.
  15. Hort, Lenny. (2006). DK Biography: Nelson Mandela. Illustrated by Laaren Brown. New York: DK CHILDREN. (1000 L)
  16. Johnson, Jen Cullerton. (2010). Seeds of Change.  Illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadler. New York: Lew and Low. (820 L) 
  17. Keene, Ann T. (1998). Peacemakers: Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize (Oxford Profiles). New York: Oxford University Press.
  18. Krensky, Stephen.(2009). DK Biography: Barack Obama. New York: DK CHILDREN.
  19. Liano, Dante and  Menchú, Rigoberta. (2006). The Honey Jar.  Illustrated by Domi, Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books. (850 L)
  20. Ling, Bettina. (1998). Aung San Suu Kyi: Standing Up for Democracy in Burma. New York: CUNY Feminist Press. 
  21. McDonough,Yona Zeldis. (2006). Peaceful Protest: The Life of Nelson Mandela. Illustrated by Malcah Zeldis. New York: Walker.
  22. Napoli, Donna Jo. (2010). Mama Miti. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson.  New York: Simon and Schuster. (710 L)
  23. Patsan, Amy . (2008). DK Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: DK CHILDREN. (1080 L)
  24. Pinkney, Andrea. (2012). Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. New York: Hyperion.
  25. Rappaport, Doreen. (2013). To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt.  Illustrated by C.F. Payne. New York: Disney-Hyperion.
  26. Rodger, Ellen. & Field, Jon Eben. (2010). Social Justice Activist. Minneapolis, MN: Crabtree Publishing Company. (1050 L)
  27. Rosenstock, Barb. (2012). The Camping Trip that Changed America. Illustrated by Mordecai Gernstein. New York: Dial. (740 L)
  28. Shaw, Maura D. and Robert Coles. (2002). Ten Amazing People: And How They Changed the World. Illustrated by Stephen Marchesi. Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths Publishing.
  29. Shetterly, Robert. (2008). Americans Who Tell the Truth. New York: Puffin.
  30. Stewart, Whitney. (1997). Aung San Suu Kyi: Fearless Voice of Burma. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner. (1070 L)
  31. van Wyk, Chris. (2009). Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Illustrated by Paddy Bouma. New York: Flash Point. (840 L)
  32. Wadsworth, Ginger. (2009). Camping With the President. Illustrated by Karen Dugan. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press.
  33. Waldman, Neil. (2011). A Land of Big Dreamers: Voices of Courage in America.  Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publishing Group. (1190 L)
  34. Winter, Jeanette. (2008). Wangari’s Trees of Peace. New York: Houghton Mifflin. (730 L)
  35. Zalben, Jane Breskin. (2006). Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World.  New York: Dutton Books. (1150 L)

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