Books about neighborhoods for kids
Man Into Woman: The First Sex Change by Lili ElbeThis riveting account of the transformation of the Danish painter Einar Wegener into Lili Elbe is a remarkable journey from man to woman. Einar Wegener was a leading artist in late 1920s Paris. One day his wife Grete asked him to dress as a woman to model for a portrait. It was a shattering event which began a struggle between his public male persona and emergent female self, Lili. Einar was forced into living a double life; enjoying a secret hedonist life as Lili, with Grete and a few trusted friends, whilst suffering in public as Einar, driven to despair and almost to suicide. Doctors, unable to understand his condition, dismissed him as hysterical. Lili eventually forced Einar to face the truth of his being - he was, in fact, a woman. This bizarre situation took an extraordinary turn when it was discovered that his body contained primitive female sex organs. There followed a series of dangerous experimental operations and a confrontation with the conventions of the age until Lili was eventually liberated from Einar - a freedom that carried the ultimate price. Now with a foreword written by a modern transsexual - the book has not been published in English for decades, and a sensation when it first appeared over seventy years ago - this new edition of Man into Woman, the birth, life and confessions of Lili Elbe, is a story of a marriage and of love and romance that paints a fascinating portrait of a 1930s European artistic community. Compiled fron Lilis own letters and manuscripts, and those of the people who adored her, Man into Woman is the Genesis of the Gender Revolution.
Books for Teaching About Our Homes and Neighborhoods
I read it so many times that I can still recite some of the poems by heart. The poorer the neighborhood, the fewer children's books they found. Researchers walked around neighborhoods, stopping in stores and counting the number of reading materials available for purchase. In the city of Hamtramck, which borders Detroit, there was only one age-appropriate book available for every 42 children. Basically, low-income kids hear fewer words on a daily basis than their middle and upper-class peers.
The lack of children 's books was even more pronounced in areas with higher concentrations of poverty, according to the findings published online in the journal Urban Education. These 'book deserts' may seriously constrain young children's opportunities to come to school ready to learn," said Susan B. Neuman, professor of childhood and literacy education at NYU Steinhardt and the study's lead author. Residential segregation has dramatically increased in recent years, with both high- and low-income families becoming increasingly isolated. In their study, the researchers looked at the influence of income segregation on access to children's books, a resource vital to young children 's development. Access to print resources—board books, stories, and informational books—early on has both immediate and long-term effects on children's vocabulary, background knowledge, and comprehension skills. And while public libraries are critically important in giving families access to books, research has shown that the presence of books in the home is related to children's reading achievement.
He decides that his house should be an expression of who he is. He goes wild painting it. Neighbors vehemently protest. My house is where I like to be and it looks like all of my dreams. So, neighbors try to reason with him one-on-one. Each one visits Plumbean in his front yard to dissuade him of his folly, but Plumbean converts every one of them. Eventually, the whole neighborhood has colorful, fun houses, each one different to suit the individual tastes of each owner.
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Residential segregation has dramatically increased in recent years, with both high- and low-income families becoming increasingly isolated. And while public libraries are critically important in giving families access to books, research has shown that the presence of books in the home is related to children's reading achievement. In a middle-income community, thanks to plentiful bookstores, 13 books for each child were available. In contrast, there was only one age-appropriate book for every children in a community of concentrated poverty. In each of the three cities, the researchers analyzed two neighborhoods: a high-poverty area with a poverty rate of 40 percent and above and a borderline community with a roughly 18 to 40 percent poverty rate.
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By Tracey Roudez. The following literature and professional resources are helpful for studies of neighborhoods, communities, and different cultures. Classroom Tip: Use this book as a read aloud to introduce the concept of "habitats. Classroom Tip: Throughout this unit, select one culture per day to share with students during read aloud story time. Classroom Tip: Expand the concept of being an architect in Lesson One and introduce all the different people and jobs involved in building a home. Hollenbeck Resource guide for teaching lessons about neighborhoods and communities. Classroom Tip: Use this resource guide for mapping activities and student reproducibles.