Students the age of our Lenape students learn Community and Kindness, Respect and Responsibility, through the environments we create and the interactions we encourage. The language we use requires appropriate use in context. Our school Library has a collection, and continues to grow it, that fosters Community through the Mirrors and Windows idea that allows students to see themselves and build identity, as well as provide access to other experiences that may seem unfamiliar, and yet are relatable. Compassion and Empathy grow from the place of the Golden Rule - treat others as you want to be treated.
Since 1976, February has been designated Black History Month at the federal level. This grew out of what was a week-long recognition begun in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.
Black History is American History. The Civil Rights decade of the 1960s connects in spirit and form to the foundation of liberty fought for and forged in 1776.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of our “inescapable network of mutuality.” ** Walt Whitman wrote that “every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”
How do we rise to the challenge to make this relevant in the lives of students in 2021?
** the sharing of a feeling, action, or relationship between two or more parties.
Bringing you books (outloud!) from the Lenape Library Shelves!
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López. In the Lenape Library this book lives with the Everybody Books. The call # (address/where it lives on the shelf) is E Woodson. Listen.
What Can a Citizen Do? by Dave Eggers & illustrated by Shawn Harris. Lives in Lenape Library with the call # (address/where it lives on the shelf) of 323.6 Eggers - The Social interaction section of Dewey Decimal System -how people effect the world around them. Listen.
Watch the art come together for this book!
Come with Me, by Holly McGhee, illustrated by Pascal Lemaître. Lives in the Everybody Books section of the Lenape Library. The call # (address/where the book can be found on the shelf) is E McGhee. Kids sense the world around them even when it makes no sense; but assurance that there are things that can be managed and shared is an important saving grace.
This book is in the Lenape Library, call# 305 Memory. Listen to the author read it at the KidLit at Home link on our Digital Bookshelves webpage
Charles R. Smith, Jr. is a local poet, author, photographer. He was a guest author at Lenape several years ago. The book's call # (address/where it lives on the shelf) is 811, because it is Poetry.
This book's call # (address/where it lives on the shelf) is 305 L - The influence of people on society.
Kelly Stays Home: The Science of Coronavirus by Lauren Block MD MPH and Adam E. Block PhD illustrated by Alex Brissenden
Younger version, less text, same message Kelly Stays Home: The Science of Coronavirus