Wednesday, April 8, 2009

How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz

Shulevitz, Uri How I Learned Geography. Farrar Staruas Giroux, 2008. PICTURE BOOK. When the author was four, his family fled the Warsaw blitz and landed in what is now Kazakstan. One night, even though the family was starving, Uri’s father brought home a huge world map, instead of the much needed bread. At first Uri was resentful, but the map made his hungry nights more bearable. Any teacher of geography would appreciate this book as a gift and will share it with their students as an illustration of the power of learning about our world and how even poverty can starve the mind. EL, MS, HS – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher

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