ERIC Number: ED312818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
On With the Show: Featuring Brenda Dubrowski. The Kids on the Block Book Series.
Aiello, Barbara; Shulman, Jeffrey
One of a series of children's books written from the point of view of an elementary grade child and concerning disabilities or other problems, the stories emphasize the similarities in childhood experience while providing information specific to the disability or problem. In this book, fifth grader Brenda comes to grips with her parents' divorce while directing a class show of music from "The Good Old Days." After the story, a question and answer section provides answers (by Brenda) of typical questions children often have about divorce. These include: "Why did your Mom and Dad get a divorce?""Did you ever feel the divorce was your fault?""How did you find out your parents were getting a divorce?""Who takes care of you?""But who do you live with?""Did you get to pick who to live with?""Who pays for all the things you need?""Did you have to go to court?""Why do you go to a counselor?""Do you ever wish your parents would get back together?" (DB)
Descriptors: Books, Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Emotional Adjustment, Emotional Problems, Family Problems, Fiction, Peer Acceptance, Self Concept
Twenty-First Century Books, 38 South Market St., Frederick, MD 21701 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Creative Works; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related books, see EC 221 270-277.