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The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words Hardcover – Jan 1 2002


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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Jan. 1 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316703060
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316703062
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 1.1 x 26.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr 1-3-Third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students offer personal observations about their bodies. Entries look hand lettered and face a black-and-white photo of the body part featured. Camila Villasana likes her hair-"It's wavy like the ocean." Colette Cosner likes her hands "because they turn the pages of a book slowly and magically." Andrew Legge likes his legs because they "carry me a long way." The result is insight into how the children of varied ethnicities see themselves and take pride in their heritage. The book is an outgrowth of the Literacy Through Photography program Ewald originated at Duke University. This example of a successful writing prompt might be used to encourage students to think more about their own bodies and self-images.

Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX

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Gr. 1-3. Photographer Ewald worked with 15 ethnically diverse North Carolina school-children and their teachers to investigate how kids feel about their bodies. Each child selected a favorite body part and contributed a signed, handwritten paragraph or poem about it. Camila Villasana, who chose her hair, writes, "It comes from my Mexican heritage. Its [sic] wavy like the ocean." Ewald's tightly focused, tenderly realistic black-and-white photographs do the rest. The images mix the mundane and the poetic in equal parts and reflect the children's differences in self-esteem. The writing may not be great, but the book will work very well to inspire similar writing projects. Susan Dove Lempke
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By cmae on Oct. 28 2012
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Stunning book. Powerful writing. The perfect book for teaching self-love, celebrating differences and self confidence. Written by children for children- a heart warming addition to a classroom or home library.
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By Lorie on June 15 2014
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This is a great book to read to children and to have them discuss or do an assignment on their favourite parts of themselves. It is a great way to build self esteem.
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By Sandra on Jan. 21 2013
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I purchased this for a grade one project.....the kids loved the book and it fit perfectly with my assignment for them....excellent
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Brown on March 7 2002
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Immediate, poetic & bright this big book brings you up close & personal with children's feet, hands, eyes, backs, hair, elbows in award-winning Wendy Ewald's magical photos.
The poems penned by these 15 youngsters are funny & eloquent, touching & proud. As is usual with children, it's more about what they don't say as much as it is about what they do.
Bound to get kids thinking about what they like about their bodies, might even get them writing little ditties about it too! A must in a classroom or school library!
The poems & black & white photos in THE BEST PART OF ME are drawn from Literacy Through Photography, a program Wendy Ewald originated in the public schools of Durham, North Carolina.
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By mum of twins on Jan. 9 2015
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Nice book. Nice idea. Kids liked reading other kids poems and thoughts.
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