Creating Community in an Uncertain World
by Nikki Tate
Orca Book Publishers, 2018
$19.99 (hc), 48 pp, ages 10 – 16
This non-fiction text provides clear information about communities past and present through titles, subtitles, pictures, captions, “community facts,” a glossary, an index, and other non-fiction text features. The writer’s voice is both factual and positive, encouraging the reader to make connections to the information provided. Bright, full-colour photos provide additional details and context to the reader. Also included are negative aspects of community including conflicts, exclusion, hatred, war, and oppression. The text finishes with descriptions of global communities that are working toward the common good and the importance of human togetherness.
Classroom Connections: The scope of information included in this book can be used to teach community concepts including families, friends, schools, neighbourhoods, work, lifestyle, and settlements, both national and international. Reading Comprehension Strategies: Asking Questions, Making Connections, Transforming.
Review by Amanda Forbes.
This review is from Canadian Teacher Magazine’s Winter 2020 issue.