Brazilian Culture through Music
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STUDENT’S READING LIST
Cherry Lynn. The Great Kapok Tree. Harcourt Brace Company 1990.
The story is about two men in the Amazon Rain Forest in Brazil. Non-fiction gr.3-5
Jordan, Martin and Tanis. Journey of the Red-Eyed Tree Frog. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.
This book is beautifully illustrated and follows the journey of a tiny tree frog as he struggles to save his home in the burning rain forest.
Kendall, Sarita. Ransom for a River Dolphin. Minneapolis: Lerner, 1993.
Carmenja finds a seriously hurt dolphin in the Amazon near her small Colombian village and nurses it back to health.
Lewis, Scott. The Rainforest Book. New York: Berkley Books, 1993.
This informative book provides up-to-date statistics and insight on the state of today’s rain forests for the middle grade teacher.
National Geographic Video Series. Amazon: Land of the Hooded Forest. National Geographic Society, 1990.
Graphic footage explores the natural wonders and extraordinary wildlife that exists in the Amazon’s forest, transformed by torrential rains.
Sperry, Armstrong. The Rainforest. New York: The Macmillan Company