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Books on Hunger and Homelessness

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Hungry Planet - Faith D'Aluisio; Peter Menzel
Publication Date: 2007-09-01

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Last Stop on Market Street - Matt De la Peña; Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399257742
Publication Date: 2015-01-08

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Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen - DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0688091660
Publication Date: 1991-03-01
A boy spends the day with Uncle Willie in the soup kitchen where he works preparing and serving food for the hungry

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Fly Away Home - Eve Bunting; James Cross Giblin (Editor); Ronald Himler (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0395559626
Publication Date: 1991-03-18
A homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father, moving from terminal to terminal and trying not to be noticed, is given hope when he sees a trapped bird find its freedom

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Those Shoes - Maribeth Boelts; Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763624996
Publication Date: 2007-09-11
Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size

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Beatrice's Goat - Page McBrier; Lori Lohstoeter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0689824602
Publication Date: 2001-02-01
A young girl's dream of attending school in her small Ugandan village is fulfilled after her family is given an income-producing goat. Based on a true story about the work of Project Heifer

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One Hen - Katie Smith Milway; Eugenie Fernandes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781554530281
Publication Date: 2008-02-01
Based on a true story, tells of how a poor Ghanaian boy buys a chicken through a community loan program, which eventually helps lift him, his mother, and his community out of poverty

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The Good Garden - Katie Smith Milway; Sylvie Daigneault (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781554534883
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
The Good Garden is the story of one poor farming family in Honduras, who, like their neighbors, cannot be sure they will have enough to eat. When a new teacher comes to town, young Maria learns new farming methods and ways to sell the crops at market that help give her family greater food security. As Maria’s neighbors see the success of her family’s “good garden,” the new practices spread through the community. The Good Garden is a fictionalized story inspired by the work of teacher Don El?as Sanchez, who devoted his life to improving the lot of small farm in Honduras

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The Rag Coat - Lauren A. Mills (Illustrator); Dennis Nolan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0316574074
Publication Date: 1991-09-03
Minna proudly wears her new coat made of clothing scraps to school, where the other children laugh at her until she tells them the stories behind the scraps

 

Web Sites

 

The World Bank for Schools

An educational web site for teachers and students providing curricular materials, data, projects, research and resources on world issues.

Kids Can Make a Difference

An educational program for middle and high school students and teachers on the causes of hunger and poverty, affected populations and possible solutions and answers.

World Hunger Notes

A web site with news, information, resources and links on world hunger.

National Coalition for the Homeless

 

 

GOOD Transparency Food: Waste Not, Want Not (1:25)

Simple, upbeat visuals about food waste in America

 

Hong Kong Choking on Food Waste (6:03)

Showcases amount of food wasted in a growing consumer society.

 

More books on Poverty

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The Orange Shoes - Trinka Hakes Noble; Doris Ettlinger (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781585362776
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
Delly Porter enjoys the feel of soft dirt beneath her feet as she walks to and from school, but after a classmate makes her feel ashamed of having no shoes she learns that her parents and others, too, see value in things that do not cost money

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The Hundred Dresses - Eleanor Estes; Louis Slobodkin (Illustrator); Helena Estes (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780152052607
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson

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Maddi's Fridge - Lois Brandt; Vin Vogel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1936261294
Publication Date: 2014-09-01
Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play in the same park, but while Sofia's fridge at home is full of nutritious food, the fridge at Maddi's house is empty. Sofia learns that Maddi's family doesn't have enough money to fill their fridge and promises Maddi she'll keep this discovery a secret. But because Sofia wants to help her friend, she's faced with a difficult decision: to keep her promise or tell her parents about Maddi's empty fridge.

Filled with colorful artwork, this storybook addresses issues of poverty with honesty and sensitivity while instilling important lessons in friendship, empathy, trust, and helping others. A call to action section, with six effective ways for children to help fight hunger and information on antihunger groups, is also included.

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One Potato, Two Potato - Cynthia C. DeFelice; Andrea U'Ren (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0374356408
Publication Date: 2006-08-08
This retelling of a Chinese folktale pays tribute to the author's Irish heritage, and to the joys of an old marriage, new friendships, and the impulse to share. Using pen and gouache, the artist shows the "simple" characters in all their winning complexity. A very poor, humble couple live so simple a life they share everything, until the husband discovers a pot with magical powers buried under the very last potato in the garden. Mr. and Mrs. ÕGrady are so poor they have just one of everything to share - one potato a day, one chair, one blanket full of holes, and one gold coin for a rainy day. After digging up the last potato in their patch, Mr. O'Grady comes upon a big black object. It's a pot - no ordinary pot, for what they soon discover is that whatever goes into it comes out doubled! Suddenly the O'Gradys aren't destitute anymore. But what they really long for is one friend apiece. Can the magic pot give them that?

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Stone Soup - Jon J. Muth (Illustrator)
ISBN: 043933909X
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
Three wise monks trick a poor, frightened community into finding happiness by teaching them the magic of generosity.

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