Jweid & Rizzo believe much can be accomplished through judicious reading, and have brought together 50 titles that meet this criterion. Each entry is accompanied by a lengthy annotation, useful background information (such as awards won and author information), and plenty of discussion questions and project ideas. In keeping with the authors' commitment to character building, selected titles emphasize cultivating ethics, assuming personal responsibility, and practicing moral judgment. It will assist school librarians, classroom teachers, and parents in selecting novels and guiding students toward international knowledge and understanding.
Rosann Jweid is a retired school library media specialist. She is the Volunteer Consultant to the Northeast Parent and Child Society. Margaret Rizzo is a school library media specialist at O'Rourke Middle School and an adjunct instructor in English composition and literature at Schenectady County Community College.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Novels Chapter 4 Cultures and Religions Represented in the Novels Chapter 5 Interesting and Useful Websites Chapter 6 Bibliography Chapter 7 Index Chapter 8 About the Authors