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Theme Addressed: Values and Principles

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Values and Principles in Children's Literature Grades: K-2 | 3-4 | 5-6 | Literature Index

Title Author Subject Brief Description
A Children's Chorus* Dutton (Publisher) Values Illustrates the principles on which the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child were based.
For Every Child* text adapted by Caroline Castle The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child This book explains fourteen of the more prominent rights of the child under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Each article is accompanied by a two page illustrated spread. There is a compassionate forward by the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and the full text of the Convention featured at the back of the book. The book is illustrated by fourteen acclaimed artists.
Hanna's Cold Winter Trish Marx Selflessness in the face of personal adversity Hanna is a hippo at the zoo in Hungary. During WWII, the town became occupied by Germans and the people and zoo creatures began to starve. However, the entire town began taking their straw mats and shoes to the starving hippos in order to keep them alive during the cold winter and German occupation.
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King* Jean Marzollo Values and principles MLK fought for Offers accessible biography of Dr. King's life and accomplishments. Outlines the values he stood for and concludes with his assassination.
I Have A Dream** Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Values and principles enunciated in the "I Have a Dream" speech 15 award-winning artists illustrate MLK's speech. Artists also give their impressions about MLK's speech.
Juneteenth Jamboree Carole Boston Weatherford Holidays that celebrate values and history Chronicles the Juneteenth celebration, which recognizes the day on which slaves in Texas learned they were freeŚmore than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
People* Peter Spier Diversity Celebrates diversity as an American value and transmits message that life would be very dull if everyone were the same.

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