Stand Up for Citizenship

From the Set 21st Century Junior Library

Stand Up for Citizenship in the Growing Character series teaches young readers about the value of being a good citizen. This book is intended to help build a foundation for students to develop into morally responsible, compassionate citizens and, with examples, show them how to make the choices that will let them grow into people of character. All books in the 21st Century Skills Junior library encourage readers to think critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills. Book includes table of contents, sidebars, glossary, index, activities, and author biography.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 323.6/5
Lexile 590L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level M
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534147416), Paperback (9781534150270), PDF (9781534148840), ePub (9781534155787), Hosted ebook (9781534151703), Kindle (9781534154124)
Copyright 2020
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8.25 x 8.25
Graphics Full-color photographs

Booklist - Stand Up for Citizenship

This volume in the 21st Century Junior Library: Growing Character series (8 titles) lends itself well to classroom social studies units on citizenship. The text is straightforward and informational, with stock photos adding some color and vocabulary terms defined in a glossary. Though the examples of good citizenship are oddly focused on outdoor clean-up, Murphy uses several techniques to make the generally didactic text more relatable, utilizing scenarios with characters to present examples like picking up trash and writing to a congressperson. He also uses the second person, forging a direct connection between the text and reader. The sidebar activities largely feel like homework assignments—for example, making a list of ways to help your community—but as such they might be useful in a school or research setting.

Author: Frank Murphy

Frank Murphy writes children’s books and teaches elementary school. Every school year he views each new class as a “family”—for over 30 years now! His “at home” family includes people and puppies with the names: Carla, Haley, Griffin, Chase, Kathleen, Francis, Jumper, Cali, Jack, Katie Claire, all the Saglimbenis, the Murphys, and many more.

  • What Is Citizenship?
  • Being a Good Citizen
  • Spreading Citizenship
  • Glossary
  • Find Out More
  • Index
  • About the Author
Activities for further learning
Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Informative sidebars
Table of contents
Full-color photographs