Your school can check out a Civics Book Kit from the Connecticut State Library to supplement your instruction! There are three kits to choose from with different themes. Each kit comes with a selection of books that relate to the theme, as well as a discussion guide with questions specific to select titles and general discussion questions for the topic. Books in these kits are appropriate for elementary school aged children and may be used in the classroom or loaned to your students or library patrons.
Read more about each kit below!
Civic Engagement Kit
This book kit’s theme is Civic Engagement. The 15 titles include:
–I am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James
–Making a Difference by Stacy C. Bauer
–Say Something! by Peter H. Reynolds
This book kit’s theme is Government. The 11 titles include:
–D is for Democracy: A Citizen’s Alphabet by Elissa Grodin
–E is for Election Day by Gloria M. Gavris
–Equality’s Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America by Deborah Diesen
This book kit’s theme is Leadership. The 17 titles include:
–All the Way to the Top: How One Girl’s Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything by Annette Bay Pimentel
–Asian-Americans Who Inspire Us by Analiza Quiroz Wolf with Michael Franco
–She Was the First! The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm by Katheryn Russell-Brown
How to Request a Book Kit For Your School:
This project is funded by the State of Connecticut and the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.