How to Worry Less about Money iFavorites from your childhoodnterpreted by some wise and articulate kids Books have the power to change lives and this collection offers the opportunity to peer nto the lives of both reader and author and see just how powerful the connection between writer and reader can become I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and along the way found myself encountering favorite books of mine and
how they had nfluenced others as well as books that I had not read yet or encountered as an assigned they had nfluenced others as well as books that I had not read yet or encountered as an assigned n school years ago that
had not resonated with me all finding their way back onto the not resonated with me all finding their way back onto the be read possibly again listI would love to read this book with students who are working on narrative essay and have the opportunity to discuss the power of writing on an audience There are numerous ways to blend this books with author studies personal narrative writing reuirements and opinion reflection writingThank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this digital ARC n return for a fair and honest review This book elucidates both the value of reading for children and the need for diversity n publishing A girl preparing for her bat mitzvah connected with Anne Frank s conviction to die as a Jew rather than wear a mask all her life Another girl whose father Children of the Future is from Eritrea never understood his experiences from back home as much until reading about pioneers This black daughter of anmprisoned man learnt to cope with his absence reading about parental loss A brown sister of a boy with Autism grew to understand him as she read about a child with cerebral palsy A multiracial child reads about history and further grasps her grandfather s role as a black Panther and Jewish #Grandmother S Participation In The #s participation Bettina Von Zwehl: Lament in the rights movement Reading Lord of the Flies helps a child realise they do not want to be manipulatednto hurting others by peer pressure A daughter of a mother with substance abuse ssues reads about suicide and commits to living her life to the very fullest A granddaughter copes with her eighty four year old family member s declining health thanks to a newfound appreciation of the holistic approach taken n Native culture after reading an Athabascan legend A child challenges earlier Islamophobic stereotypes after reading about Afghanistan A girl draws parallels between how a protagonist copes with being raped and how she was hiding from health ssues motivating her to become proactive Another connects with her Puerto Rican dentity after reading about a young hijabi s decision to cover A Pakistani daughter comes to appreciate her mother s roots after reading of newcomer struggles In juvenile detention a young man uestions how to change his path after reading about a futuristic world A coming of age novel propels a girl to challenge societal standards of beauty A grandchild of Holocaust survivors connects with their past after reading a memoir Everyone should read this. Grades four through twelve reveal how deeply books and poetry affect the lives of readers Offering letters that are as profound as they are personal and as moving as they are enlightening this collection which also features artwork by some of the contest entrants provides a glimpse nto young people s lives and their connections both expected and unexpected to the written word.
Catherine Gourley î 6 DownloadThis book published by the Library of Congress Center for the Book shows the power of reading and the mpact one poem or novel has on a young reader The letters from the school children will tug at your heart The Letters about Literature reading program s such a worthwhile venture promoting the use of letter writing as a means of expression for youth I love everything about this book As an avid reader I m constantly making personal connections to the author and the book I had never heard about the Letters About Literature contest that the Library of *CONGRESS PUTS ON IT S SUCH *puts on It s such great A Deadly Trade idea Journeys Young Readers Letters to Authors Who Changed Their Lives would bedeal for those who teach upper elementary to high school as the letters are from the students grade 4 12I happily received this book from the publisher via NetGalley so I could write an honest review I m returning this to the library after only reading the Framed for Murder introduction and two entries I m not going to ratet because I think t s a great concept and just because t didn t work for me doesn t make t a bad book The ssue for me was my expectations and a misunderstanding of what the book actually s For some reason I thought t was a collection of spontaneous best letters authors have received as Squeak! in actual mail sent by kids to authors I realize now that was not exactly a realistic expectation And as thentroduction explained this Claiming His Bought Bride / Seducing the Enemy's Daughter is actually a collection of entries from an essay writing contest I would have known thisf I had read the back jacket and that was my own mistake There Pêşbaziya Çîrokên Neqediyayî is absolutely nothing wrong with a book of lettersessays from a contestt just wasn t what I was looking for I couldn t shake the feeling that the bits I read were very formal and had a whiff of homework about them I LOVE that authors and books have changed kids lives and I hope this book will find the right readers I just want anyone looking to
it up to know what exactly Pick Three its and what t sn t We always hear that reading hasup to know what exactly t s and what Across the Table itsn t We always hear that reading has power to changed lives but have you ever wondered exactly how that might have happened to some young readers Every year the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress sponsors a contest called Letters About Literature Accidental Commando (Eagle Squadron in which students from all over the country are asked to write a letter about a book a poem or a speech that has personallympacted their life n some wayFor this book the library selected 52 letters from students n grades 4 12 covering a wide variety of authors and their books The book Accidental Commando is dividednto three parts Upper Elementary Finding a Friend Finding a Voice Middle School A New Awareness and High School I Am Not A Nobody Within these parts letters are grouped by themes of Destinations Realizations and Returning HomeIn some way the book poem or speech s one that they can really relate to For example Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost s a poem that. Books can change lives and here are than fifty powerful letters from young readers to authors revealing some of the ways that s true Annie Schnitzer tells Elie Wiesel Reading your story allowed me to connect with my own history explaining how reading his memoir deepened her understanding of her grandparents plight during the Holocaust After reading The House on Mango Street Ju. Brought the feeling tranuility and simplicity back to a young girl who loved watching snowflakes gracefully falling while living n Delaware but who felt she had lost that when her family moved to Georgia After reading The Diary of a Young Girl a young girl writes to Anne Frank In her letter she talks about how proud Anne was to be Jewish Because of Anne she discovers the same sense of pride within herself wanting to carrying on Anne s name as a young Jewish girlA middle school girl found herself reading Laurie Halse Anderson s Speak Though her experience was not the same as the girl Moto ondoso stabile e altri racconti in the book she was able to relate and realize that she too needed to speak about the things that were causing her depression and unhappinessWhile the letters arensightful very well writtenand even profound I wasn t sure what to do with this book I began assigning some of the letters about books I knew they had read to students to see what they had to say n a class discussion What a surprise They found plenty to relate to That of course led to an assignment similar to the criteria used by the Library of Congress And while I am not at liberty to divulge what they had to say about themselves I can agree that books and reading do have the power to change lives especially for young readers And t was wonderful to read so many Son of the Sheriff (Delta Justice, interesting responses Such a greatdea for a book Short and sweet passages highlight biographical facts and
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Any Public Library As A Testament Topublic library as a testament to power of reading and an nspiration to young readers This collection of earnest thoughtful letters was written by young people to authors of books they read that Son of the Sheriff impacted themn some way They validate what librarians and teachers already know that the right book The Best of Us: A Memoir in the right hands can make a powerful differencen a young person s life There are fifty two letters divided nto elementary middle and high school students who have won the Letters About Literature contest sponsored by the Library of Congress Center for the Book Each letter s ntroduced with one or two pages of nformation about the book that The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Toward Spatial Emancipation is the topic of the letter Most of the books are well known and are often reuired readingn schools such as Stargirl Night and The Giver Keep n mind that young people even such excellent writers as these are still not as polished as professional writers Should be especia Powerful stuff with most of the letters written by readers who are darn good writers themselves If you ever hadfavorite book as a child you need to read this book This wonderful one hour read features letters from children grades 4 12 written to the author of a book that changed their lives Drawn from 25 years of letters submitted to the Library of Congress Letter About Literature competition you ll see the. Lia Mueller writes to Sandra Cisneros You didn t tell me how to pull myself back together; you just showed me that I could I was tired of trying to be somebody else s definition of beautiful and you told me that was okay Culled from the Letters About Literature contest of the Library of Congress Center for the Book the fifty two letters n this collection written by students Annie and the Confirmed Bachelor in.