ECE 112 - Families and Community in Early Childhood Education - Fall 2010
Category: Socio-Economic Status
Think Rather of Zebra; Dealing with Aspects of Poverty Through Story
Author: Jay Stailey
Publisher:AHA! Process; 1 edition (October 1, 1998)
Description: The books is useful for understanding people from different economic classes, and builds mutual respect for the skills that arise naturally from each economic environment.
Four Feet, Two Sandals
Author: Karen Lynn Williams
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (August 2007)
Description: Four Feet, Two Sandals was inspired by a refugee girl who asked the authors why there were no books about children like her. With warm colors and sensitive brush strokes, this book portrays the strength, courage, and hope of refugees around the world, whose daily existence is marked by uncertainty and fear.
Author: Page McBrier
Publisher: Aladdin (June 22, 2004)
Description: Families, wherever they live, can change their lives for the better
Author: Karen Hesse
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (November 1, 1999)
Description: Celebrates a child's ability to extract beauty, pleasure and even signs of hope from her harsh surroundings.
Author: Cathryn Falwell
Publisher: Lee & Low Books (September 9, 2001)
Description: A beautiful book celebrating cooperation and diversity. Appealing characters and lovely illustrations.
How my parents learned to eat
Author: Ina R. Friedman
Publisher: Sandpiper (April 27, 1987)
Description: A lovely story by a child whose Japanese mother and American father learn each other's customs out of love
I Love my Hair
Author: Natasha Tarpley
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (February 1, 1998)
Description: A beautiful little girl celebrates her naturally curly hair as part of her identity and she celebrates her individual beauty"
Colors come from God - Just Like Me
Author: Carolyn Forche
Publisher: Abingdon Press; 1 edition (January 1996)
Description: This lovely book celebrates humanity and the rich diversity of colors and love"
I Love Saturdays y Domingos
Author: Alma Flor Ada
Publisher: Atheneum; Bilingual edition (January 1, 2002)
Description: A lovely story about Latin traditions and is a good tool for cultural sharing
Jack and Jim
Author: Kitty Crowther
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (September 11, 2000)
Description: Two very different birds with a message of friendship and acceptance
The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog
Author: Gloria Estefan
Publisher: Rayo (October 11, 2005)
Description: A beautiful little bulldog finds love and acceptance in a diverse world of many, wonderful colors among many different creatures! I love this book.
Author: Mary Hoffmann
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Description: Grace loves to act out stories. She eventually overcomes restrictions of gender and race to place the part of her dreams, Peter Pan, in the school play.
Anna Bananna and Me
Author: Lenore Blegvad
Publisher: Aladdin (March 31, 1987)
Description: Anna Banana is a fearless young girl. When she plays with a timid boy, he eventually becomes as brave as his friend.
Boy, Can he dance
Author: Elieen Spinelli
Publisher: Aladdin (June 1, 1997)
Description: Tony doesn’t want to become a chef like his father. Instead, he wants to dance.
(1) Harvard Family Research Project
(2) SEDL National Center for Family and Community Connections
(3) National Parent Teachers Association
(4) Project Appleseed
(5) National Network of Partnership Schools-Johns Hopkins
(6) Junior Achievement