Children as Refugees: The Syrian Crisis
Every so often, national or world events prompt us to deviate from our typical pattern here on The Classroom Bookshelf. Last September, we began our year with an entry that focused on racial inequity in the United States and the events that unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri in August of 2014. This week, we are moved by the plight of refugees from Syria, and the need for the world to take action.
About Mary Ann Cappiello
Mary Ann is a professor of language and literacy at Lesley University. A former public school language arts and humanities teacher, she is a passionate advocate for and commentator on children’s books. Mary Ann is the co-author of Teaching with Text Sets (2013) and Teaching to Complexity (2015) and Text Sets in Action: Pathways Through Content Area Literacy (Stenhouse, 2021). She has been a guest on public radio and a consultant to public television. From 2015-2018, Mary Ann was a member of the National Council of Teachers of English's Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction (K-8) Committee, serving two years as chair.
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