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Booktalking Around the World: Great Global Reads for Ages 9-14

Booktalking Around the World: Great Global Reads for Ages 9-14

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Sonja Cole

ISBN-13: 9781598846133

178 pages • 6⅛ x 9¼
 2010

A public librarian introducing young readers to stories from around the world. A social studies teacher wanting to offer students extra credit on a unit about ancient Greece. A Spanish teacher who needs to generate some excitement and interest about Hispanic culture. All of these educators can achieve their goals by utilizing the internationally themed booktalk suggestions in this text Booktalking Around the World: Great Global Reads for Ages 9-14.

This collection of booktalks and book lists is designed to be an invaluable resource for teachers as well as school and public librarians seeking geographically themed booktalks for newer books published from 2000?2010. Because studying the countries of the world is a major part of most school curricula, this book will support or extend this important curricular area. All the booktalks in this collection are aimed at children aged 9–14. All seven continents are represented, but the United States is excluded.

This text contains convenient, ready-to-go booktalks for contemporary fiction and nonfiction books set in every continent around the globe, useful for librarians and other educators of grades three through nine.

As much as today's young readers need to have broader skill sets than previous generations, reading remains absolutely essential?and encouraging children to read and learn about other cultures and ethnicities is especially appropriate in our ever-shrinking and increasingly global world. Booktalking is an ideal way to fulfill these objectives.


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