“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Smith, D. J. (2011). This child, every child: A book about the world’s children. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press.
Lexile Measure: 1020L
Synopsis: Illustrations and facts in This Child, Every Child: A Book about the world’s Children allow the reader to become engaged in children’s lives from around the world. The subtopics include: family, health, education, travel, play, and war from across the seas.
Rationale for Classroom Use: This explicit book details the fortunate and unfortunate living conditions of children around the world. Students can compare and contrast children’s livelihoods in various countries. Students can also identify and analyze the central idea of each subtopic.
Common Core Connection:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.3 Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).