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Theme Addressed: Participation in Civic Life

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* Book is located in the Education Resource Center (ERC)

Participation in Civic Life in Children's Literature Grades: K-2 | 3-4 | 5-6 | Literature Index 

Title Author Subject Brief Description
Come Back, Salmon: How a Group of Dedicated Kids Adopted Pigeon Creek and Brought it Back to Life** Molly Cone Community activism and the environment Detailed account of how students saved their town creek and what lessons they learned while doing it.
Kids Making Quilts for Kids ABC Quilts Children helping other children Basic information about how children can make quilts for children who are HIV-positive. Gives facts about AIDS and suggestions for adult-led discussions about the disease and how we can help those affected by it.
Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters* Andrea Davis Pinkney Black Freedom fighters and civil rights. This book is a compilation of short biographies about black women who fought for their rights and the rights of other people. The women covered in this book are; Sojourner Truth, Biddy Mason, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Mary McLeod Bethune, Ella Josephine Baker, Dorothy Irene Heights, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Shirley Chisholm. Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn.
Man and Mustang George Ancona Ecological issues and community involvement by prison population Describes the way that the Bureau of Land Management rounds up mustang horses and then turned over to prisons to be "broken." After they are, families adopt the horses.
Peacebound Trains Haemi Balgassi Military Duty/Civic Duty Child misses her mother who is in the South Korean Army fighting the North Korean communists. Discusses sacrifices made by citizens serving in the military.
Save the Earth: An Action Handbook for Kids Betty Miles Environmental issues and community participation Handbook outlining young people's efforts to become involved in environmental issues. Each chapter gives detailed projects, factual background information, and accounts of relevant youth efforts taking place across the nation.
The Kid's Guide to Social Action: How to Solve the Social Problems You Choose- And Turn Creative Thinking into Positive Action Barbara Lewis Involvement on social issues through social action models Handbook for young people who want to change things. Written by a Salt Lake City elementary school teacher whose students have effected changes at all levels of government. A true story and illustrations also accompany each social action model.
The View from Saturday** E.L. Konigsburg Compassion, civility, kindness and learning Tells the story of a 6th grade teams Academic Bowl triumph and how then create a small community around their paraplegic teacher.
Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan Compassion and homelessness Tells the story of a young boy who is frightened by homeless people in his neighborhood until he helps his Uncle Willie out one day at the soup kitchen. The boy gains a new perspective on homelessness.
We Want Jobs! A Story of the Great Depression* Robert J. Norrell The Great Depression; Community activism The steel factories of Pittsburgh close and thousands of people lose their jobs.  Other businesses close from lack of customers, and more lose their jobs.  This true story is about one man who becomes a community activist and makes a difference in the lives of the people of his community. 

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