The Nonnie Series seeks to open the door to parent or adult/child communication by addressing potentially complicated issues with sensitivity and warmth. In Nonnie Talks about Puberty, Dr. Podgurski looks at growing up through a wide lens. Her inclusive language validates all children, regardless of gender or gender identity. Adult support is vital during puberty; children who are gender non-conforming need support as well. All children will benefit from the kindness in this book. Children who are not questioning their gender or who are cisgender (their body parts match their gender identity) will grow in empathy from these gentle lessons. Children who are gender non-conforming or gender fluid will find a safe place for learning. The Nonnie Series believes Each Person is a Person of WorthTM!
The Nonnie SeriesTM explores challenging topics in an interactive format for children and young people in grades 3 - 8. The books are constructed sing the same primary characters, Tamika and Alex, who interacts with Nonnie, Alex's wise grandmother. Trusted adults are encouraged to read the book with children; discussions reflecting the learning are modeled throughout. The 9th Volume in The Nonnie SeriesTM Nonnie Talks about Disability, looks at the world of disability. Some children and young people live in a complicated world, where they may or may not encounter disabled individuals. Other children live with disabilities. This book seeks to create a learning tool for adults and young people where open conversation about disabilities and disabled young people can freely occur. In selecting 17-year-old Kendle Haught as consulting author, Dr. Podgurski partnered with someone who lives an authentic life as a disabled teen. Kendle's insight was key to this book's birth. Kendle was a peer educator with Dr. Podgurski's program before she was asked to work on Nonnie Talks about Disability. Not only did she want to be a character in the book, she wanted the character to be as real as possible. This is a unique book because of her involvement. The other new characters in the book - LaShauna, David, Dylan and Malik - are also real young people, although David, Dylan and Malik's names are changed. LaShauna is a dynamite peer educator, which is only right in the progression of the Series. Both Tamika and Alex are named for peer educators Dr. Podgurski worked with over 20 years ago.Explore human difference with young people in this book and learn about the lives and accessibility needs of young people with physical disabilities, autistic teens, teens living with Down syndrome and Deaf young people. Then, please model respect for all people. Each Person is A Person of Worth.
Me Too2 is a companion manual to my 2012 teaching manual, Me TooTM: Real Talk about Sexuality for People of ALL Abilities. Me Too2 focuses on young people, from middle to high school level. It's possible to use this manual without the original Me TooTM, but over 45 learning activities in the first manual are referenced in this one. While Me Too2 may be useful as a stand alone resource (there are 22 new activities in Me Too2), I need to share its intent. I have served young people since the 70s; I taught my first sexuality education in 1981. Welcome to an exploration of adolescent development and culture!
This lively autobiography begins with the gene pool of parents, grandparents and great grandparents. The author's eventful life proceeds from her birth in 1926, through the Great Depression, evacuation from China as a child and later, witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. After World War II, Jacquelyn, her husband and two small children lived on a primitive homestead in Canada for one year. Five children later and forty years old, she was widowed and followed her lifelong dream to see Alaska. Jacquelyn moved to the last frontier in the frozen north and found a husband. Widowed again, she returned to California, earned a Bachelor's Degree and pursued training as a chaplain. Married a third time, she has made her home in Tuolumne County, California. In entertaining and humorous narration, the author has provided personal vignettes from her interesting siblings and children.
Donated by Bridget Allen, 1993-1995.; Beginnings of cinema - Film exhibition to the 1920's - Australian silent cinema - Cinemas and their architecture from the 1900s to the 1940's - Non-mainstream film venues - Government in Australian film - Australian cinema, 1970-1995.