Thursday, November 10, 2011
Anna and Natalie
Star Bright Books is pleased to announce that Anna and Natalie, by Barbara H. Cole, has been selected to be included in the 2011 RIF Multi Cultural Collection.
RIF's Multicultural Book Collection, a set of 45 high-quality children's books curated by RIF's Literacy Advisory Board and Multicultural Advisory Committee. Nearly 600 collections will be distributed annually to select RIF programs across the country. The 2011/2012 collection features myriad cultures through the theme "celebration" and has accompanying activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. A full list of titles is available at www.rif.org .
The first collection was presented on Nov. 3rd at Rif's 45th birthday party at the Library of Congress. 64 collections are being readied to go to DC Rif schools. 69 more collections will be going out to Macy's -related RIF programs between now and Christmas. About 400 will go out in the spring and about 60 during the first 8 months of next year. Activities will be online by 1/1. They are wonderful and will be available for free to anybody who goes to the RIF website.
Anna and Natalie
Winner, 2007 ASPCA® Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award
Every year a group of students from Mrs. Randall’s class
gets to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
This year, the lucky students will be those who write the
best letter pleading their case. Anna and Natalie are determined
to win, and they submit a convincing letter inspired
by the role Natalie’s great-great-grandfather played in
World War II.
This story, with a surprising twist at the ending will teach
young children the power of believing in your own talents
despite disabilities and that we should recognize the unsung
heroes in our everyday lives.
Curriculum Guide: http://www.learningtogive.org/lessons/aspca/Anna%20and%20Natalie.pdf
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