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Reading Rainbow Feature Book
NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book
Neumann College Outstanding Merit Award 


To see a lesson plan for this book, please click here.

Reading Rainbow created four shows after 9/11 as an “Arc of Healing.” OUR BIG HOME was featured on their Global Unity Show.


Written by Linda Glaser, Illustrated by Elisa Kleven

Millbrook Press, 2000


“ Glaser’s joyous appreciation of the interconnectedness of all living things forms the heart of this celebratory picture book; Kleven’s brilliant, busy art gives it its soul.”
-- School Library Journal

The OUR BIG HOME Reading Rainbow episode with LeVar Burton premiered at the United Nations on International Literacy Day.  It was fun to share this honor with author and friend Linda Glaser.

Nobel Peace Prize recipient and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and his wife Nane used the cover of OUR BIG HOME as their Holiday card.  Here is the lovely note that Mrs. Annan wrote to Linda Glaser and me.

OUR BIG HOME in Japanes and Korean

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