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category: Children's Nonfiction
published: Feb 2018
ISBN:9781459816190
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

On Our Street

by Dr. Jillian Roberts & Jaime Casap, illustrated by Jane Heinrichs

tagged: homelessness & poverty, depression & mental illness
Description

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues in a straightforward and accessible way. These illustrated nonfiction picture books tackle global concerns and initiate conversations about subjects that are difficult, sad or overwhelming with school-aged children who are just beginning to observe the world outside their homes.

A gentle introduction to the issue of poverty, On Our Street explores the realities of people living with inadequate resources. Using age-appropriate language, this book addresses mental illness, homelessness and refugee status as they are connected to this issue. Insightful quotes from individuals and organizations such as UNICEF are included throughout to add further perspective on the issue. An invaluable section on how kids can help empowers readers to take what they have learned and use it to make a difference.

Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts created this series to guide parents/caregivers through conversations about difficult issues in a reassuring and hopeful manner and help children understand their expanding awareness of the world around them.

About the Authors
Dr. Jillian Roberts is a Child and Adolescent psychologist who specializes in children's development and well-being. She is also a professor of educational psychology at the University of Victoria. Her bestselling app Facts Of Life is designed to help children understand where babies come from in an interactive, wholesome and fun way. Jillian is a wife and mother of three children and lives in Victoria, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.drjillianroberts.com. Follow her on Twitter @DrJillRoberts.

Jane Heinrichs is a children's book writer and illustrator. She starts her day at a clear desk with her huge sketchbook (for books) and her tiny sketchbook (for daily drawings) but usually ends up sitting on the floor, surrounded by a collection of paints, pencils and papers. Jane lives in the UK with her family. For more information, visit janeheinrichs.com.

Jaime Casap is the Chief Educational Evangelist at Google, Inc in Phoenix, Arizona. Jaime is a first-generation American who was raised by a single mother subsisting on welfare in Hell's Kitchen, NY. Having grown up in poverty, he truly believes that access to education and technology can save lives. Working with Google and educational organizations around the world, Jaime is passionate about improving the quality of education by using technology to create powerful learning models in all classrooms, from kindergarten to college and university. Follow Jaime on Twitter @JCasap.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8

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