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Nonfiction Monday: Hunger

Middle schoolers can read about hunger in this fiction/nonfiction book pair and take action this week for Kids Care Week (October 19-25, 2008).

Facts First

Wtwe_medWhat the World Eats
by Faith D'Aluisio (Author)
and Peter Menzel (Photographer)
Reading level: Gr 6-8
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Tricycle Press

See what twenty-five families from around the world eat in a week in this striking photo-essay filled with maps, charts and recipes.

Pair With

KidsagainsthungerKids Against Hunger
by Jon Mikkelsen (Author)
and Nathan Lueth (Illustrator)
Reading level: Gr 2-3 / Interest Level Gr 5-9
Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: Stone Arch Books

In this hi-lo book, Caleb and Ian follow Greg to an old warehouse to find out what he does when he misses soccer practice.

Activities...

This third week of October is Kids Care Week. Ask students to think of a way they can participate.

Can they help in their neighborhood on Saturday October 25 for Make a Difference Day?

See videos of other students taking action to help others at the HandsOnAction Channel.

Send a Make a Difference Day photo to the Picture a Better World Contest (One winner will receive a Change Ambassador Grant for up to $5,000 towards a volunteer vacation.)

Share the story of kids taking action to help others at the We Are Heros Ning. (One entry will win a fabulous superhero pack, filled with some great reads and fun extras.)

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