Learning to Give, Philanthropy education resources that teach giving and civic engagement

Annotated Bibliography of Literature (K-12)

At Learning to Give, our resources reach young people wherever they are -- at home and in schools, youth clubs, and after-school programs. We are also committed to meeting youth wherever they are emotionally and intellectually, and children's literature is a tried-and-true entry point for capturing their hearts and minds.

The Learning to Give annotated bibliography represents a growing list of multi-genre children's books with thematic connections to philanthropy, organized in grade clusters, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. So whether you're leading a discussion in class, in a youth group or service-club setting, reading to a child at home, or brainstorming ideas for service-learning projects, you are sure to find just the right book.

Know of a great book that is not yet listed? Please let us know! Just send the title, author, ISBN, and how others could use it for lessons about service-learning or philanthropy to bflikkema@learningtogive.org.



Contributors to this bibliography include Kori Crandall (Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership, Grand Valley State University); Mary Ebejer (Stoneboat Communications); Hope Blecher Sass (Educationally Yours, http://www.TEAL3.com); pilot school teachers and field test teachers who have evaluated Learning to Give lessons; and graduate students from the Ferris State University Master of Education and Instruction -- Philanthropic Education.

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