A resource looking at how positive it can be to be different
The National School Libraries Group committee members have produced another ‘must have’ resource called ‘Being Me’.
Sensitive issues relating to identity, differences and adversity are looked at via the medium of literature. With the collective knowledge and experience of these professional school librarians, discussion and activity sheets have been produced. These sheets have been designed to show not only the importance of fiction, but also to help the readers understand and empathise with others or to help boost their own self esteem.
Each pack has a poster that can be used to promote these materials around school.
If you are interested in either this or the World War 1 pack please go to http://www.cilip.org.uk/school-libraries-group/publications
This pack is available for only £10.00 and members of SLG can download this for free via their membership website. I do recommend buying a copy though as the high-quality production makes it even more appealing. Please email David Rose to place an order and you will be invoiced.
Among the books discussed are:
Al Capone does my shirts by Gennifer Choldenko (Autism)
The Baking Life of Amelie Day by Vanessa Curtis (Cystic Fibrosis)
Dead Ends by Erin Lange (Down's Syndrome)
She is not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick (Blindness)
El Deafo by Cece Bell (Deafness)
Finding a Voice by Kim Hood (Cerebal Palsy)
Smart by Kim Slater (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick (Learning Disability and Dwarfism)
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd (Autism)
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine (Autistic Spectrum Disorder; bereavement)
Second Star to the Right by Deborah Hautzig (Anorexia Nervosa)
Tall Story by Candy Gourlay (Gigantism)
Winter Girls by Laurie Halso Anderson (Eating Disorders; Self-Harm)
Wonder by RJ Palacio (facial disfigurement)
Young Knights of the Round Table by Julia Golding (Physical Disability; Wheelchairs)