HUNGER

Hunger

Hunger is an issue many students are aware of or are dealing with themselves. As students step into the shoes of those dealing with food insecurity they develop empathy and compassion.

Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff
Nory Ryan’s family has lived on Maidin Bay on the west coast of Ireland for generations, raising a pig and a few chickens, planting potatoes, getting by. Times are never easy on Maidin Bay, but this year, a terrible blight attacks the potatoes. No crop means starvation. Twelve-year-old Nory must summon the courage and ingenuity to find food, to find hope, to find a way to help her family survive.

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
Each summer Joey and his sister, Mary Alice—two city slickers from Chicago—visit Grandma Dowdel’s seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find that it’s far from sleepy…and Grandma is far from your typical grandmother. From seeing their first corpse (and he isn’t resting easy) to helping Grandma trespass, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry—all in one day—Joey and Mary Alice have nine summers they’ll never forget!

It's Your World by Chelsea Clinton
From the bestselling author of She Persisted! First daughter turned activist and mother Chelsea Clinton, shows kids how they can make a difference in their world. Filled with charts, photos, and lots of input from real kids, this is sure to inspire young readers.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba’s tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season’s crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution.