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Apt. 3 (Picture Books) Paperback – May 24, 1999
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In APT. 3, young brothers Sam and Ben follow their curiosity from floor to floor and door to door throughout their apartment building. They explore, in search of the origin of the music that they have heard. Their investigation eventually leads them to the dark apartment of a blind neighbor who goads them into coming in, and closing the door behind them.
When he wrote APT. 3, Ezra Jack Keats intention was undoubtedly, to foster the values that contemporarily we have come to understand as diversity, acceptance, and respect for human differences. Most of us strive, with intention, to instill these values in children. We often teach them simply by precept and example. Keats recognized the need for such teaching.
For this teacher, presently the most opportune lesson that APT. 3 provides is in the examination of the perilous risks that the young boys take. In writing APT. 3, Keats unknowingly created a realistic scenario that we can frighteningly identify with, in regards to the vulnerability of children. The world in which we presently live, demands that we teach children never to put themselves within reach of such dangers. It is our responsibility to teach children the lessons of self preservation.
I began my lesson by reading APT. 3 in its entirety to my class. I followed up with questions about what the boys experienced as they moved through the halls of their building. Were the sights, sounds, smells good or bad?Read more ›
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Overpriced, I thought that it would be heavier/more durable for the extra cost for the school/library version.Published 5 months ago by Laird B Weaver