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.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 7|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|Publisher||Cherry Lake Publishing|
|Available Formats||Reinforced book (9781534168107), Paperback (9781534169920), PDF (9781534171626), ePub (9781534177147), Hosted ebook (9781534173460), Kindle (9781534175303)|
|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.