On Our Street

Dr. Jillian Roberts, Jaime Casap (author) Jane Heinrichs (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459816183

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Description

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues that they may encounter outside their homes, in a way that is accessible. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter. A gentle introduction to the issue of poverty, On Our Street explores the realities of people living with inadequate resources. Using age-appropriate language, this book addresses mental illness, homelessness and refugee status as they are connected to this issue. Insightful quotes from individuals and organizations such as UNICEF are included throughout to add further perspective on the issue. An invaluable section on how kids can help empowers readers to take what they have learned and use it to make a difference. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts created this series to guide parents/caregivers through conversations about difficult issues in a reassuring and hopeful manner and help children understand their expanding awareness of the world around them.

Reading Level
Lexile
NC1000L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
P
ATOS
6.8
DRA
60
Categories
Genre
Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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