Margy Burns Knight
Illustrated by Anne Sibley O'Brien
Spanish translation, Las Paredes Hablan, by Clarita Kohen
Paperback, $8.95, English ISBN 978-0-88448-154-6, Spanish ISBN 0-88448-157-3
9.5 x 11, 40 pages, color illustrations
Teachers Guide, Talking Walls
Margy Burns Knight and Thomas V. Chan
Paperback, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-106-5
8.5 x 11, 80 pages
Teachers Guide, Talking Walls:
Pick of the Lists
—American Bookseller, 1992
Top 25 Non-Fiction Children's Books, 1992
Children's Books of Distinction, 1992
—Hungry Mind Review
Noteworthy Book from Parallel Cultures, 1992
Paperback Plum, 1995
Notable Children's Trade Book in the Social Studies
—Children's Book Council
". . . the author has collected fascinating stories that open many doors for children into history, geography, world cultures, and political activism."
"Links to social studies abound. A great read-aloud and a unique source for hard-to-find material."
—School Library Journal
These multicultural picture books teach empathy, compassion, and tolerance. Award-winning Tilbury Classics.
Since the 1992 publication of their first book (Talking Walls), Margy Burns Knight and Anne Sibley O'Brien have become respected names in multicultural publishing and diversity education. In 1997 they received the National Education Association's Author-Illustrator Human and Civil Rights Award for their work. Their books broaden our understanding of other cultures and teach empathy, compassion, and tolerance in a nonjudgmental way. They show children that each of us has a story to tell and a heritage worth preserving. For more about Margy: www.margyburnsknight.com. For more about Anne: www.annesibleyobrien.com, coloringbetween.blogspot.com
The award-winning Talking Walls and its sequel, Talking Walls: The Stories Continue, introduce young readers to different cultures and different issues around the world by telling the stories of walls and how they can hold a community together or separate it. Featured walls include the Great Wall of China, the murals of Diego Rivera, Nelson Mandela's prison walls, a Holocaust memorial in Poland, Ndebele wall designs in South Africa, Hadrian's Wall in England, and the Peace Lines in Belfast, Northern Ireland. These books will spark the curiosity of young readers as they learn about their world and its amazing diversity.
The Teacher's Guides, written by Margy Burns Knight and Thomas V. Chan, offer hundreds of classroom activities in language arts, social studies, science, math, food experiences, arts and crafts, and more, with many print and non-print resources for further explorations.
Sunburst is selling two extraordinary CD-ROMs based on the Talking Walls books. We've seen them, and they are terrific teaching tools! For more information, contact Sunburst at 800-321-7511, or visit their web site at www.sunburst.com These CD-ROMs are not available through Tilbury House.
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