Fly Away Home by
This is a story about
a boy and his father who live at an airport.
Preview the book with
your students. Discuss what they think the book is going to be about by
looking at the cover and some of the pictures. Use
this background information when discussing the book.
|About 1.35 million
children in the United States -- nearly 2 percent of the nation's
total -- are likely to become homeless at some point in the course
of a year, a new analysis of national census and survey data being
presented today has found. (Bernstein, Nina. "Study Documents
Homelessness In American Children Each Year," The New York
Times, February 1, 2000).|
|The health of
homeless children in New York is a growing concern (Herbert, Bob.
"In America; Children in Crisis," The New York Times, June
10, 1999. |