To give my students a new perspective on their possessions during this Thanksgiving season, I chose this book to present in a digital form. A young boy and his father live in an airport because they are homeless. Children nowadays are so caught up in what gifts they'll be receiving at Christmas, they do not even stop to think about other children, some even younger than they are, who do not even have a place to live.
"Fly Away Home" by Eve Bunting A touching book written by Bunting. It naturally chronicles the plight of the homeless--their tale of a boy and his father living in a busy airport. The optimism of the boy in times of challenge serves as an inspiration to all kids facing tough times. "We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, dirty and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty."
Rachel's Mom reads aloud the book Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ronald Himler.
Eve Bunting is a storyteller who can't help but be spellbinding. In this exclusive video interview with Reading Rockets, the ever-charming Eve Bunting shares her literary roots in Ireland, her feelings about coming to a new country, and what it means to write books that "heal the world." For more author interviews, visit us at www.readingrockets.org, a national education service of public television station WETA. Funding is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Reading Rockets, a project of WETA : Reading Rockets