Washington State Magazine

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Winter 2013

In This Issue...


Glenn Terrell, WSU President 1967-1985: Recollections :: WSU’s seventh president led with both head and heart. by Sue Hinz ’70

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Gallery: Images from the presidency of Glenn Terrell from 1967-1985 }

The Pear :: The pear and the apple are quite different fruits, both in how they are eaten and in how they are grown. And where in Washington they are grown makes all the difference in how pear farmers think of their product. by Tim Steury

Second Acts :: Retired librarian Bunny Levine moved to LA to follow her dream of being in the movies. She and others have found that redefining retirement can lead to greater health and happiness. by Hannelore Sudermann

The Beguiling Science of Bodies in Motion :: Through biomechanics, WSU’s experts smooth a runner’s stride, deepen our understanding of whiplash, study the impact of sports balls on bodies, and seek to build better bones. by Eric Sorensen


:: Tiny seed, big prospects

:: Watching the sea

:: Gabriel Fielding

:: A poor showing in children’s books

:: Ask Mr. Christmas Tree

:: Of mice, men, and wheat

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Story: Children’s picture books that show poverty }


:: First Words: The Community of the Oyster

:: Posts

:: Sports: Cougar encampments

:: Short subject: History develops, art stands still

:: In Season: Beans

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Video: Willapa Bay Oysters }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Recipe: Grandma Smith’s Rockwell Baked Beans }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Story: And 1,083 Lines of Lupine The WSU Plant Introduction Station }


:: Dan Rottler ’92—Atop towers of power

:: Helen Szablya ’76—Living in interesting times

:: David Cox ’71—Generations Rx

:: Alumni News: Catching up with WSUAA President Ken Locati ’85

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Gallery: Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility Photos by Robert Hubner}

Cover: Photoillustration by Diana Whaley—photo courtesy WSU Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.

Winter 2013
Web Exclusives

Children’s picture books that show poverty

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Jane Kelley, associate professor in WSU’s College of Education, shares some book titles that show depictions of poverty.

She writes:

Poverty is complex and contextualized and to say that a book is the “best” depiction would be problematic. However, there are some books that are better than others when it comes to presenting the issue of poverty. Here are a few titles that are engaging and present the complexities of poverty. As I tell pre-service and service teachers, you can’t rely on one book for any topic. Readers will have a better understanding of an issue when they critically read and critically discuss several books about the same topic.

Altman, L. J. (1993). Amelia’s road. New York: Lee & Low Books.

Boelts, M. (2007). Those shoes. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press

Cohn, D. (2002). ¡Si, se puede! Yes, we can!: Janitor strike in L.A. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.

Cooper, M. (1998). Gettin’ through Thursday. New York: Lee & Low Books.

DiSalvo, D. (1994). City green. New York: Morrow Junior Books.

DiSalvo, D. (2001). A castle on Viola Street. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

Ketteman, H. (2001). Mama’s way. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers.

Mitchell, M. K. (1993). Uncle Jed’s barbershop. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Pérez, A. I. (2000). My very own room. San Francisco: Children’s Book Press.

Wyeth, S. D. (1998). Something beautiful. New York: Doubleday Books for Young Readers.

Categories: Education, Children's books | Tags: Poverty