Tillie and the Wall

This is a great book to introduce the concept of walls. Leo Lionni wrote it right before the Berlin Wall came down in 1989.Tillie-and-the-Wall-9780679813576Listen to the book :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IojcfjO5kYo

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My books explore how we live through the lens of what we have in common/ Discover Your World with the Goldman winners!

The Goldman Environmental Awards   http://www.goldmanprize.org/ are a great way to introduce your students  to people all over the world who are working in their communities. 2015 recipients are from: Kenya, Haiti, Canada, Scotland, Myanmar and Honduras.  Get to know these grassroots heroes!

Chicago 10th grader wants to help her school know more about the African Continent

I have been corresponding with a 10th grader from Chicago who was born in Ethiopia and  contacted me after she had read my article http://www.margyburnsknight.com/teachafrica.html . She hopes to work with a few teachers to create an elective next year.  I told her on the phone that I would send her a her a copy of Africa is Not a Country and Talking Walls Discover Your World and when the books arrived be sure to read the last  sentence in Talking Walls, a Nelson Mandela quote. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”