Rittenhouse SoundWorks

From the Set 21st Century Skills Library

Learn more about how Philadelphia's Rittenhouse SoundWorks went from abandoned historic building to vibrant recording studio. Explore the logistics of renovating the building and meet the people who made it happen. The book showcases a range of 21st century skills -- from "Flexibility and Adaptation" to "Creativity and Innovation"--and 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. 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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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey 725/.40974811
Lexile 1070L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level W
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534169005), Paperback (9781534170681), PDF (9781534172524), ePub (9781534178045), Hosted ebook (9781534174368), Kindle (9781534176201)
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

  • Adaptive Reuse—More Than Meets the Eye
  • A Look at America’s Most Historic Neighborhood
  • Hidden in Plain Sight
  • A Place to Gather and Create
  • Extend Your Learning
  • Glossary
  • Index