Series Title: Reading Rainbow
Through acts of kindness and generosity, big and small, we can make a difference to people in need.
Boxes for Katje, based on real events, is about a charitable effort that begins with a girl and her family, who send a care package to Holland during World War II, and grows to envelop both communities.
Host LeVar Burton introduces helping groups powered by young people - the Global Ambassadors, who build goodwill and do community service while learning about cultures through international communications and fundraising, and Backyard in a Box, youngsters who create and send kits to help kids in Hurricane Katrina devastated areas re-establish and enjoy their backyard.
Author: Candace Fleming
Illustrator: Stacey Dressen-McQueen
Narrator: Elizabeth Tuke
Backyard In A Box – Children For Children, a volunteer group of youngsters, create boxes with fun and practical items, and send them to children, whose backyards and homes were damanaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Global Ambassadors – This group of middle schools connect with schools in other countries to learn more about each other and their culture by way of teleconferencing.
Luba: the Angel of Bergen-Belsen as told to Michelle R. Mccann by Luba Tryszynska-Frederick
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story From Iraq by Jeanette Winter
The Lady In the Box by Ann McGovern
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Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
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