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Teen Volunteer Ideas: 15 Ways to Give Back This Summer
We're challenging our teen readers to make this summer a season of giving back--and we need your help to make it happen! After going over our May article, The Summer of Change, in class, use the list below to give students ideas of how they can get involved in their communities.
What's new in 2022?
- Book Fair
- Check out a podcast hosted by students
- Break out your artistic side
Book Fair Arrives in April!
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon…Check out this award winner. We have two copies at The Academy in The CindyMackie Literacy Center!
What is a POET LAUREATE anyway?
Connect: Learn how life experiences helped Kazu create his stories. Do you feel inspired to write? How can your life experiences shape writing. READ more to find out about this famous author.
Poetry is POWER!
What is a poet laureate, anyway? Well, I am glad you asked. A poet laureate is a person that is honored for their poetry. It is an achievement. America has a youth poet laureate and this year's honored poet is Alexandra Huynh. She talks about why poetry is so important to her. “I spend a lot of time in my head, so poetry is for me a sort of survival mechanism,” Alexandra Huynh told USA Today. “I wouldn’t be able to move through the world with the same amount of clarity had I not worked it out first on the page.”
Watch this video for inspiration. Huynh is amazing and it is our teen talk topic.
READ the MOVIE
"ABOUT THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND
When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba’s Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone’s crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library . . . and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind.
Lyrically told and gloriously illustrated, this story will inspire many as it shows how – even in the worst of times – a great idea and a lot of hard work can still rock the world. "
FUN LINKS and THINGS
How about explore as you read! Who doesn't love a good elephant story! This magazine is one of many you can enjoy. You can even have the magazine read TO you! How awesome is that!
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EPIC! Free book each day!
Open your camera and hover over this QR code to open the website. https://www.getepic.com/