LibraryThing Review. User Review – debnance – LibraryThing. People Pedro knows are being taken away by the government. It’s a scary time. Then a general . Había una vez un niño llamado Guillermo Jorge Manuel José. Su casa quedaba al lado de un hogar para ancianos y conocía a todos los que allí vivían. Find La Composicion by Skarmeta, Antonio at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

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More importantly, his awareness of the situation shows that children can take a stand and choose to go against something that is unjust.

In a village in Chile, Pedro and Daniel are two typical nine-year-old boys. Below is an annotated list of children’s literature for the elementary classroom. Now, they are thrust into a situation where they must grapple with the incomprehensible: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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Compossicion Issues of Social Justice: Nurturing the democratic debate. There is no specified culture or country, giving the message a more universal meaning. It tells the story of Emmanuel, an albino child who lives in a small antonil in Botswana with his grandmother.

The story is about a boy living with his family under a military dictatorship. Although the story never outwardly explains what a dictatorship is, it provides a backdrop of a small community and how it affected by the dictatorship.

La Composicion

What My Family Does at The writer deals with all kinds of discrimination and says that “in such a l and open land spread out under such a wide and open sky, there is room enough for many beliefs and many truths.

From inside the book. The jury also awarded four Honourable Mentions in each category. My library Help Advanced Book Search. He served as the Chilean ambassador in Germany from to The prize, founded in and awarded every two years, drew entries written in 36 languages from 54 countries.


Pedro chooses to fabricate a story about his family because he knows that the government may not like that they listen to the radio every night and are against the dictatorship. He taught literature at the University of Chile from to Pedro is a normal boy, living in a small community, and he learns more about his role in his family and community, and realizes the importance of his own actions.

Students will learn compsoicion about their roles and how they are an important part of their own communities.

Here, deft realism is brought to the page by Antonia Skarmeta’s story and the edgy drawings of Alfonso Ruano, portraying a child’s view of a repressive society. He studied literature and philosophy in Chile and at Columbia University. People Pedro skarmeeta are being taken away by the government. Website of lesson ideas for this book: The children can chose one small thing to do indivudally and one larger action to take as a class against an issue with the government or community.

He sees the father of one of his school-friends taken away in an army jeep. If you have any questions or comments, please email bree nyu. Posted by bree at 8: They can brainstorm more ways they could take an active role in their own communities, as well as ways they coud help others that are facing injustices.

La Composicion by Skarmeta, Antonio

No eBook available Amazon. Students can think about their own personal choices and how tey have effected their lives and the lives of others around them. His greatest wish is to be brown like everybody else and not be shunned by them. In the unders, these were: His friends and neighbors are being taken away by soldiers, and the government even invades his classroom to get more information about their families.


Editorial Sudamericana- Dictatorship – 31 pages. In the category, the Honourable Mentions were: Newer Post Older Post Home. He left his country in because he was profoundly affected by his country’s political travail. Social Studies, Lanaguage Arts This book can be used in a Social Studies Unit on different government structures, power, authority and goverance.

Account Options Sign in. Pedro discusses the paper with his classmate Juan, asking him if he is against the dictatorship. One day a antonioo in uniform visits the school and asks the children to write a composition about “What my family does at night.

All were read by independent judges who produced a shortlist of 55, which were considered by an international jury in Paris on December. They have read and reviewed these books and provided insights into how they can be used in k-5 settings. This sensitively realized story touches a nerve and brings home the uncomfortable fact that some children do encounter issues of this magnitude. Home – Media Services.

You can go into depth about dictatorships and what countries have had this type of government structure. Up until Daniel’s father gets arrested, their biggest worry had been how to improve their soccer skills. In this book, Skarmeta seeks to show how children come to conclusions about and act on the world around them, even if they seem like they are not aware of what exactly is going on.

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