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Monthly updates of the new books purchased by FLITE library
Hector : a boy, a protest, and the photograph that changed apartheid by Adrienne WrightHector Pieterson, an ordinary boy, lost his life after getting caught up in what was supposed to be a peaceful protest against a new law requiring that they be taught half of their subjects in Afrikaans, the language of the White government. This book serves as a pertinent tool for adults discussing global history and race relations with children. Heartbreaking and relevant, this powerful story gives voice to an ordinary boy and sheds light on an event that helped lead to the end of apartheid.
Call Number: JUV DT1959 .W75 2019
Publication Date: 2019-06-04
My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo (Illustrator)A gentle yet moving story of refugees of the Syrian civil war, this story illuminates the ongoing crisis as it affects its children. It shows the reality of the refugee camps, where people attempt to pick up their lives and carry on. And it reveals the hope of generations of people as they struggle to redefine home.
Teaching Young Adult Literature by Mike Cadden (Editor); Karen Coats (Editor); Roberta S. Trites (Editor)Thanks to the success of franchises such as The Hunger Games and Twilight, young adult literature has reached a new level of prominence and popularity. Teens and adults alike are drawn to the genre's coming-of-age themes, fast pacing, and vivid emotional portrayals. The essays in this volume suggest ways high school and college instructors can incorporate YA texts into courses in literature, education, library science, and general education.