The Milestones Project : celebrating childhood around the world
- 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||J 305.23 Mil (Text)||33500008195760||Main||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||J 305.23 Mil (Text)||33500008195828||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1582461325
64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
- Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Tricycle Press, 2004.
|General Note:||"Featuring original writings by children's authors, illustrators, and advocates"--Jacket.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2005 January #1
PreS-Gr. 2. This book-with-a-purpose, an offshoot of a husband-and-wife team's larger photography project, showcases images of diverse youngsters in "milestone moments": getting haircuts, playing with toys, enjoying siblings and friends. Quotes from children and vignettes from adults, primarily kid-lit personages such as J. K. Rowling, enlarge upon the theme. There's a lesson about globalization in the Western birthday traditions observed and the toys preferred by the worlds-apart children (Transformers and blond baby dolls), but the section on chores does reflect ways of life less familiar to Western children, showing, for example, a Filipino boy carefully filling water bottles at a communal pump. Images rarely tie directly to the adjacent commentaries, and the misspellings preserved in the quotes from kids ("When I herd Eliza was born I was so happy that I cryd") are distracting. Still, the sharp, colorful photos capitalize upon children's intense curiosity about their international peers--and may even inspire browsers to pledge, as the book's creators earnestly suggest, to put "an end to intolerance and hatred all over the world." ((Reviewed January 1 & 15, 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.
Like The Milestones Project, a living, growing archive of more than 22,000 photographs of children, this book pays tribute to the core experiences shared by every person on the planet.Culled from the project's international collection are engaging and candid images of kids doing what kids do. The pictures are paired with youthful memories from the world's most beloved children's book authors and illustrators, activists, and writings by kids from all over the world.The result is an album both inspirational and humorous that will have children recognizingâand empathizing withâeach other.The Milestones Project received the 2003 Global Tolerance Award by The Friends of the United Nations.Includes âThe Milestones Project Pledgeââa personal vow intended to put an end to intolerance and hatred.A traveling exhibit of Milestones photos will visit museums and airports in the United States and beyond.Featuring original writings by: J K. Rowling on her first pair of glasses; Walter Cronkite on peace; Eric Carle on school; Maira Kalman on a visit to the dentist; William Joyce on playtime; and many more!"
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