The bookjacket claims that this is taken from an incident that happened in Rangoon. A softened fictionalized version of an incident in the life of Richard Wright from his autobiography, Black Boy. It is the story of a young, poor, black man's struggle for the right to read in the segregated south of the 20s.
Though his reading stimulates his imagination, it also confirms his oppression. A story of a family in war-torn Beirut captures the horrors of life in war. Stark color contrasts evoke sounds and sights. Portrays children as war victims without sentimentality. A fine art, but cartoon-like storybook in which a worker alligator at the duck factory stowes away an errant hatchling. He saves the duckling from his assembly line trip to get fattened up en masses for alligator dinner intending to the do the job himself, but then becomes fond of the amusing little duck.
The duck, learning of the alligator scheme, leads the other ducks to liberation when the opportunity arises.
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A small fish who teaches a school of intimidated and similarly small fish the power of working together to overcome their fear of being eaten by the big fish. Contrastingly colored black in a school of red fish, Swimmy declares, "I'll be the eye. Telephone , Jamey Gambrell, illus.
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Based on the children's nonsense poem "Telephone", by Soviet writer, Kornei Chukovsky, about a phone that won't stop ringing. Bright, bold and complimentary whimsical illustrations. The self-appointed militaristic leaders of Liberty Street continuously threatened to call out the army for any behavior fun from the citizenry that bothers them.
The eccentric and colorful Araboolies move in and ignore the General's terroristic threats. The neighborhood children conspire to fool the army and get rid of their oppressors.
Deals with diversity, tolerance and community as well as the role of military regimentation in modern neighborhoods. The Yooks and the Kook's feud escalates from simple weaponry to absurd power that can end the world.
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Satire of the Cold War. A drought is plaguing a farm family, and Matthew's grandfather looks out the window and tells him about the Big Dry of the s. Readers follow along a slow-moving narrative, hearing of dust and dirt everywhere, learning of towels stuffed in the cracks of doors, of children walking to school backwards to keep the wind from stinging their faces, and of clearing the dust from the nostrils of cows. A humorous working-class hero tall tale. A railroad man gets his demand from the Roadmaster when his dog outruns the trains and makes even the fastest train look slow.
The Hundred Dresses , Eleanor Estes, illus. Estes's classic about two girls, one middle and working-class, who identify with the plight of a very poor immigrant girl who is taunted at school. A great introduction to the radical poet Sandburg, who had some involvement with the IWW and the SP in the early part of the 20th century.
This story is taken from his Rootabaga Stories , but is set during the Depression for this current artistic interpretation. Done in the style of the Midwestern artists of that era and is a fun read-aloud American tall tale. Political only in that it suggests the struggles of farmers of the era. See the text from the original. Ben and his sister begin sneaking food for a homeless women Dorrie , until their mother catches on. All Dorrie really wanted was the right to sleep by the grate near a local Deli, which is restored after the children's mother protest to the owner.
The experience transforms the kids consciousness in that they begin serving food in a neighborhood soup kitchen.
A black and white picture book developed out of Gropper's experience in a garment sweatshop in New York's Lower East side. Deals with worker alienation in regimented industry. Gropper is well-known for his paintings and editorial cartoons in radical publications. Hard to find. A family and village are set upon by the Vietnam War. A young girl is hurt in the brutality and flown to the US for medical care. Vowing never to forget her suffering countrymen, she weaves beautiful blankets that she sends back every year. Environmental destruction through thoughtless expansion theme.
While a cute little Lorax speaks for the trees, a Once-ler is chopping down the forest to make highly-profitable Thneeds. The Napping House , Audrey Wood, illus. A cumulative story where one small action leads to a chain of events eventually breaking the structure. Another political work from Dr. Seuss critical of anti-Semantism, is also anti-racist. A sadistic, fussy dentist has his greedy dreams of riches ruined when his long-mistreated dog thwarts his plan.
Poetic justice and irony; Van Allsburg's stunning art is always edgy. The Stolen Sun , Kornei Chukovsky, illus. Based on the Chokovsky's rather harsh poem for young readers, about a bear who rescues the sun from a nasty crodile resulting in a forest celebration. It's in pop-up book format that doesn't read straight through from back to front.
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By Anne Bar Din, illus. More known for the controversy surrounding the NEA grant, this is a folktale of the indigenous peoples of Chiapas. It provides some perspective on the struggles of the people there as they fight to conserve their culture and vision of the world "not defined by dollars". Images of smoking and physical love-making are relatively unusual in children's books.
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A touching story about a family trying to do their best to cope with finacially difficult times. Story of the Orphan Train, told in the voice of one girl. Marianne is in a group of 14 homeless children traveling with a guardian from New York to the Midwest in in search of families to adopt them.
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When his nephew has a day off from school, Uncle Willie invites him to spend the day helping him at the soup kitchen. Although hesitant at first, the young boy discovers, that in Uncle Willie's eyes, that the food collected from his neighborhood is not just food, but preparation for a feast. To Uncle Willie, the soup kitchen visitors aren't strangers. They are his guests. Sendak is often controversial in pushing the limits of what is considered appropriate for young readers, as well as being a master storyteller and artist.
This is a tough book that depicts the plight of urban children at risk accompanied by the text of two Mother Goose rhymes intertwined with frightening newspaper headlines. Deals with homelessness, AIDS, starvation and the horrors of street life. Weslandia , Paul Fleischman, illus.
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A boy who is a misfit in his suburban world creates his own bottom-up civilization as a summer project and becomes a heroic owner of his means of production. Franklin, illus. Marta plants trees in hopes the monkeys will return. She remembers how all the monkeys in her Costa Rican valley disappeared when all the trees were cut down.
Developers ruined the land and drove out the monkeys. Long-term thinking of future generations. Working Cotton , Sherley Anne Williams, illus. Autobiographical, powerful story about a contemporary young girl's working day in a California cotton field with her family. Yertle the Turtle and Other Sories , Dr. Seuss, Random House, , ages A classic from the political side of Dr. Seuss, Yertle the Turtle is anti-fascist story that cautions against dictators. Androcles and the Lion , George Bernard Shaw, , ages 12 and up.
Animal Farm, George Orwell, This picture book captures the struggle of an Oklahoma family on a Dust Bowl farm in the s. It is movingly told in the voice of Great-grandma Annie who remembers herself as a girl of Citizen Tom Paine, Howard Fast, illus. Banned as undesirably vulgar for schoolchildren in , the story of Tom Paine.
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