SCNA Supports Jenny Lind Elementary

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Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association (SCNA) Supports Jenny Lind School with 1021 books

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” – Harry S. Truman

With over 85 different languages in the Minneapolis area alone, SCNA realizes our next generation of leaders are in our schools today. Helping them reach their fullest potential and to excel as tomorrow’s leaders starts today. The Minneapolis Public Schools system of One Book/One School will be reading:

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, by Eleanor Coerr.
Here are Excerpts taken from Grade 2-6

The touching story of a terminally ill girl is recreated in this audio version of the book by Eleanor Coerr (Puffin, 1977). Based on the true story of a young Japanese girl who contracts leukemia as a result of the atom bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, the story follows Sadako as a healthy schoolgirl winning relay races, through her diagnosis with the atom bomb sickness, to her long stay in the hospital. It is in the hospital that she first begins making origami cranes to pass the time. Her ultimate goal is to make 1000, but she dies with only 644 completed. Sadako’s classmates finish making the remaining cranes, and all 1000 are buried with her.
Read by Christina Moore, the recording has excellent narration and sound quality and is particularly notable for the children’s voices. Moore uses subtle nuances to distinguish between characters, and conveys a sense of Sadako’s gentle spirit and courage.

The recording is further enriched at the end by an interesting biography of Eleanor Coerr that explains how the author came to write Sadako’s story. Schools and public libraries will benefit from adding this recording to their collections.

Paula L. Setser, Deep Springs Elementary School, Lexington, KY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.