Fly Away Home
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Order Number: 126.0116
Theme: Homelessness results from a variety of situations, and opportunities exist for people of all ages to make a difference in seeking solutions.
The feature book is a touching story of a homeless boy and his father who move from terminal to terminal in an airport, trying not to be noticed and discovered. The boy expresses frustration about being homeless yet has hope for the future.
Children whose families have been homeless share how this happened and how it felt. LeVar encourages us to make a difference in our communities. Viewers meet a boy who volunteers at City Harvest, an organization which gathers prepared food for distribution to the homeless, and the girl who began Common Sense, an organization whose members collect pennies and use them to buy items for homeless shelters.
Author: Eve Bunting
Publisher: Clarion Books
Views from the Street - Children whose families have been left homeless share how this happened and express their fears and feelings. LeVar talks about how these children and families are just like us except without homes.
Losing Your Home - Two children of the Castro family talk about losing their home to fire. They express their feelings about homelessness and the obstacles they overcame to find another home.
Community Help - In an effort to help others, a father and daughter begin an organization called Common Sense. The members collect pennies and use them to buy items for homeless shelters. An 18-year-old shares why he volunteers at a food distribution organization called City Harvest.
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Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
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