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FollettBound Glued Candlewick Press, c2009, p2010
Price: USD 14.91
Description: x, 202 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Dewey: -Fic-; Int Lvl: YA
AR 4.5 MG+ 5 136977EN; RC 4.6 11; LEX 750L; F&P Y


 


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Overview
From Follett

Klaus Vogel and the bad lads / by David Almond -- School slave / by Theresa Breslin -- Scout's honour / by Sarah Mussi -- Sarsaparilla / by Ursula Dubosarsky -- After the hurricane / by Rita Williams-Garcia -- If only Papa hadn't danced / by Patricia McCormick -- Prince Francis / by Roddy Doyle -- Uncle Meena / by Ibtisam Barakat -- Searching for a two-way street / by Malorie Blackman -- Setting words free / by Margaret Mahy -- Jojo learns to dance / by Meja Mwangi -- Wherever I lay down my head / by Jamila Gavin -- Christopher / by Eoin Colfer -- No trumpets needed / by Michael Morpurgo. An anthology of fourteen stories by young adult authors from around the world, on such themes as asylum, law, education, and faith, compiled in honor of the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: April 13, 2010
  • Format: FollettBound Glued
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction, Story Collection
  • Description: x, 202 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Tracings: Amnesty International.
  • ISBN-10: 0-329-76313-X (originally 0-7636-4926-0)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-329-76313-8 (originally 978-0-7636-4926-5)
  • Follett Number: 29823E1
  • Interest Level: YA
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.5
  • AR Interest Level: MG+
  • AR Points: 5
  • AR Quiz: 136977EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.6
  • Reading Counts Points: 11
  • Lexile: 750L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: Y

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 02/15/10
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 05/01/10
  • Horn Book Magazine, 10/01/10
  • Kirkus Reviews, 03/01/10
  • Library Media Connection, 05/01/10
  • Publishers Weekly, 04/19/10
  • School Library Journal, 06/01/10
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 04/01/10
  • Wilson's Junior High School, 10/01/10
  • Wilson's Senior High School, 10/01/11

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (February 15, 2010 (Vol. 106, No. 12))
Grades 7-10. Short fiction by 14 prominent children’s writers from around the world dramatize the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights with contemporary personal stories about young people who are victims, perpetrators, or activists. Some entries have a heavy message, but even those will draw in readers with the facts about what is happening now. Margaret Mahy writes about class with wit and intensity, as does Jamila Gavin, who sets the class war in India, where a young girl’s family throws her out for resisting an arranged marriage and choosing a hill boy. David Almond explores school power plays in a story about a boy who says no to a popular bully. Hurricane Katrina is Rita Williams-Garcia’s setting. Two contemporary Palestinian stories compare the current occupation with Native American experiences of oppression. Occasional, stark design elements illustrate, and with each story, there is a note that highlights its connection with the Declaration of Human Rights, which is appended in its full text. Sure to spark discussion and perhaps participation in Amnesty International.

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