Changing Spaces

Set of 8 titles

The Changing Spaces series tells the stories of abandoned and forgotten spaces and the people who reshape them into vibrant community centers. Each project showcases a range of 21st century skills -- from "Flexibility & Adaptation" to "Creativity & Innovation." The series also shows how moving away from a tear-down culture towards one of reuse helps tackle a host of critical challenges facing our planet and population, including climate change, affordable housing, and sustainable food systems. Thought-provoking questions and hands-on activities encourage the development of critical life skills and social emotional growth. Books in this series include table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and infographics.

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Title   ATOS Format Qty
Changing Spaces (8 titles)
The High Line
Madison Children's Museum
Rittenhouse SoundWorks
Seattle Gas Works Park
Newbern Library
Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep
Project Row Houses
Pingree Farms
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey
Lexile 1020-1180
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level W
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534168107), Paperback (9781534169920), PDF (9781534171626), ePub (9781534177147), Hosted ebook (9781534173460), Kindle (9781534175303)
Copyright 2021
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

School Library Journal - Changing Spaces

Readers learn about the inception of the space and how it was reborn (the Newbern Mercantile became the Newbern Library). Historical and current photographs are supplemented with a paragraph of information, which is sometimes accompanied by a highlighted fact. Each title also follows the history of the local people through time and examines the current needs of a community. For example, an abandoned K-Mart becomes a Cristo Rey school. Although the topic of adapting old spaces can be dense for some readers, it could inspire innovation and critical thinking. A glossary and an index are included. VERDICT A relevant series for larger libraries and STEAM learning.

Author: Julie Knutson