This historical fiction novel tells the story of the Long March of the Navajo of 1864. In this event, the Navajo were forced to leave their land in Arizona/New Mexico, to walk 450 miles to a camp near Fort Sumner in present-day New Mexico. The story is told through the eyes of a 15-year-old girl experiencing the events.
While on a school field trip to an orchard to make cider, a young Muslim immigrant gains self-confidence when the green apple she picks perfectly complements the other students' red apples. Her first-person narration gives the story authenticity, making readers privy to a newcomer's observations of another culture, her feelings of shyness and confusion, her frustration at her isolation, in part related to the language barrier, and her pride in gaining a measure of acceptance.
Narrated by a young student, this book that focuses on teasing and bullying and how to respond to it by portraying a variety of situations related to school-life. The book includes an ample resource section, including ideas for leading discussion and for role-playing.
An educator's sourcebook of activities to help students understand and change inequalities based on race, gender, class, age, language, sexual orientation, physical/mental ability, and religion. The activities also promote respect for diversity and interpersonal equality among students, fostering a classroom that is participatory, cooperative, and democratic.
Beginning with the colonization of the "New World," this book recounts U.S. history in the voices of Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, Irish Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinos. The updated edition (2008) includes new pieces on: the role of Black soldiers in preserving the union; Chinese American history from 1900-1941; the issue of "illegal" immigrants from Mexico; and a look at the sudden visibility of Muslim refugees from Afghanistan.