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Joyful Noise

By Paul Fleischman

Published by Harper Collins, 1989

This book of poems for two voices celebrates the insect world, from the way they look, and feel to the way they sound.  This is a celebration of the creatures that the world often takes for granted.

Great for lovers of insects, but also appropriate in a high elementary or middle school poetry collection for use in the language arts classroom.  Could also supplement a unit in science class on insects.

Awards: Newberry 

Accessed: Augusta County Library

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The Matchbox Diary

By Paul Fleischman

Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Published by Candlewick Press, 2013

A little girl is visiting her great-grandfather and he tells her to choose something from his room and he will tell her about it.  She chooses a cigar box filled with little matchboxes.  In each box is a small object, and tells a story about her great-grandfather as a young boy, illiterate, but wanting to remember his life in Italy, his journey to America, and the hard road his family took to get to where they are now.  

A great history book to accompany discussion about immigration into the United States and the realities of the difficult lives that immigrants experienced.

Awards: A Junior Library Guild Selection, Amazon Best Book

Accessed: Augusta County Library

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