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Family Mirror

Family Mirror: Outreach Through Family Narrative, Storytelling, & Poetry
presented at the "Family, Youth, and Literature" Allerton Conference, October 22, 2006
by Betsy Hearne and Janice Harrington

Youth Literature | Professional Resources


Youth Literature

Aliki. Marianthe’s Story: Painted Words, Spoken Memories. 1998, Greenwillow.

Allen, Thomas B. On Granddaddy’s Farm. 1989, Knopf.

Bell, Bill. Saxophone Boy. 1980, Tundra Books.

Belton, Sandra. Pictures for Miss Josie. 2003, Amistad.

Birtha, Becky. Grandmama's Pride. 2005, Whitman.

Borden, Louise. Across the Blue Pacific: A World War II Story. 2006, Houghton.

Cech, John. My Grandmother’s Journey. 1991, Bradbury Press.

Cheng, Andrea. Shanghai Messenger. 2005, Lee & Low.

Child, Lauren. But Excuse Me That is My Book. 2006, Dial.

Cooney, Barbara. Hattie and the Wild Waves. 1990, Viking.

Crews, Donald. Bigmama’s. 1991, Greenwillow.

Cruise, Robin. Little Mamá Forgets. 2006, Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

DePaola, Tomie. The Art Lesson. 1989, Putnam.

DePaola, Tomie. The Baby Sister. 1996, Putnam.

DePaola, Tomie. Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs. 1973, Putnam.

DePaola, Tomie. Tom. 1993, Putnam.

Diakite, Penda. I Lost My Tooth in Africa . 2006, Scholastic.

English, Karen. The Baby on the Way. 2005, Farrar , Straus & Giroux.

Foreman, George. Let George Do It. 2005, Simon.

Garza, Carmen Lomas. In My Family/En Mi Familia. 1996, Children’s Book Press.

Garza, Xavier. Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask: A Bilingual Cuento. 2005, Cinco Puntos.

Govenar, Alan. Stompin’ at The Savoy : The Story of Norma Miller. 2006, Candlewick.

Gritz, Ona. Tangerines and Tea. 2005, Abrams.

Harrington, Janice. Going North. 2004, Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.

Haskins, Francine. I Remember “121”. 1991, Children’s Book Press.

Hearne, Betsy. Seven Brave Women. 1997, Greenwillow.

Hendershot, Judith. In Coal Country. 1987, Knopf.

Herrera, Juan Felipe. Calling the Doves. 1995, Children’s Book Press.

Houston, Gloria. My Great-Aunt Arizona . 1992, Harpercollins.

Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald. Chita ’s Christmas Tree. 989, Bradbury Press.

Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald. Papa Tells Chita a Story. 1995, Simon & Schuster.

Igus, Toyomi. Two Mrs. Gibsons. 1996, Children’s Book Press.

Jaspersohn, William. The Scrimshaw Ring. 2002, Vermont Folklife Center.

Jimenez, Francisco. La Mariposa. 1998, Houghton Mifflin Company.

Jimenez, Francisco. The Christmas Gift/El Regalo de Navidad. 2000, Houghton Mifflin.

Johnson, Angela. The Other Side: Shorter Poems. 1998. Orchard Books.

Juster, Norton. The Hello, Goodbye Window. 2005, Hyperion.

Khalsa, Dayal Kaur. Tales of a Gambling Grandma. 1986, Tundra.

Krinitz, Esther. Memories of Survival. 2006, Hyperion.

Kurtz, Jane. River Friendly, River Wild. 2000. Simon & Schuster .

Lat. Kampung Boy. 2006, Roaring Brook.

Look, Lenore. Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding. 2006, Schwartz/Atheneum.

Lowry, Lois. Looking Back: A Book of Memories. 1967, Houghton Mifflin Company.

McCormick, Patricia. Sold. 2006, Hyperion.

Menchu, Rigoberta, ad. The Girl from Chimel. 2005, House of Anansi/Groundwood.

Millman, Isaac. Hidden Child. 2005, Foster/Farrar.

Nye, Naomi Shihab. Sitti's Secrets. 1994, Simon & Schuster.

Peck, Richard. A Long Way from Chicago ; A Year Down Under . 1998, 2000. Dial.

Pericoli, Matteo. The True Story of Stellina. 2006, Knopf.

Polacco, Patricia. The Keeping Quilt. 1998, Simon & Schuster.

Polacco, Patricia. Pink and Say. 1994, Philomel Books.

Raven, Margot Theis. Circle Unbroken. 2004, Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Raven, Margot Theis. Night Boat to Freedom. 2006, Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Recorvits, Helen. Yoon and the Christmas Mitten. 2006, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Rohmer, Harriet. Honoring Our Ancestors: Stories and Pictures by Fourteen Artists. 1999, Children's Book Press.

Rylant, Cynthia. When I Was Young in the Mountains. 1982, E.P. Dutton.

Salting the Ocean 100 Poems by Young Poets . 2000, Greenwillow.

Say, Allen. Grandfather’s Journey. 1993, Houghton Mifflin Company.

Shange, Ntozake. Ellington Was Not a Street. 2004, Simon & Schuster

Schotter, Roni. In the Piney Woods. 2003, Farrar Straus, & Giroux.

Shelby, Anne. We Keep a Store. 1990, Orchard Books.

Sleator, William. The Oddballs. 1993, Dutton.

Soto, Gary. Canto Familiar. 1995, Harcourt Brace & Company.

Soto, Gary. A Fire in My Hands. 1990, Scholastic Books.

Soto, Gary. My Little Car/Mi Carrito. 2006, Putnam.

Soto, Gary. Neighborhood Odes. 1992, Harcourt Brace & Company.

Steig, William. When Everybody Wore a Hat. 2003, Joanna Cotler.

Stevenson, James. Don’t You Know There’s a War On? 1992, Greenwillow.

Stevenson, James. Higher on the Door. 1987, Greenwillow.

Stevenson, James. July. 1990. Greenwillow.

Stevenson, James. When I Was Nine. 1986, Greenwillow.

Tarpley, Natasha Anastasia. I Love My Hair! 1998, Little, Brown.

Turner, Ann. Learning to Swim*. 2000, Scholastic Press. (*Mature readers)

Weatherford, Carole. Dear Mr. Rosenwald. 2006, Scholastic.

Weinstein, Lauren. Girl Stories. 2006, Henry Holt.

Williams, David. Grandma Essies’ Covered Wagon. 1993, Knopf.

Williams, Vera. A Chair for my Mother. 1982, Greenwillow.

Winick, Judd. Pedro and Me. 2000, Henry Holt.

Woodson, Jacqueline. Coming on Home Soon. 2005, Penguin.

Yep, Laurence. Child of the Owl. 1977, HarperCollins.

Zindel, Paul. The Pigman and Me. 1993, Bantam/Starfire.

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Professional Resources

Auster, Paul. I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR’s National Story Project. 2001, Henry Holt.

Davis, Donald. Telling Your Own Stories: For Family and Classroom Storytelling, Public Speaking, and Personal Journaling. 1993, August House.

Morice, Dave. The Adventures of Dr. Alphabet. 1995, Teachers and Writers Collaborative.

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