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.
This pack is available for only £10.00 and the high-quality production makes it a very appealing resource. 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)