Category: Collaborate

Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of the Man Behind the Machines by Sarah Aronson and Robert Neubecker

Take a look at this lesson plan on collaboration inspired by a picture book about Rube Goldberg.

Little Libraries, Big Heroes by Miranda Paul and John Parra

Little Libraries, Big Heroes is a true story about a man with an idea. He created Little Free Libraries, handmade repositories for books. They can be found around the world!

The Breaking News by Sarah Lynne Reul

We all know how pervasive bad news is. We try to shield it from young learners, but they can see our faces full of worry. They watch us read news alerts and hear us whispering with coworkers. Imagine what it must be like for…

The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow and Steven Salerno

Summary How do you develop a product that people love?  You start by listening to what people need. Then you research, experiment and ask for feedback. In The Crayon Man, we see how Edwin Binney created Crayola crayons. Binney was an inventor. His products made life…

Pies From Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Dee Romito and Laura Freeman

Summary “Every time I take a flight, I am always mindful of the many people who make a successful journey possible—the known pilots and the unknown ground crew.” Martin Luther King spoke these words as he accepted the Noble Peace Prize. He was referring…

Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson

Summary It’s eerie to think that Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson was published two months before the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. The stories are the same; courageous children taking monumental risks to draw attention to atrocities. This powerful story,…

Where’s Rodney? by Carmen Bogan

Summary Rodney can’t sit still in class. His curiosity about the natural world draws his focus to the window to see birds, bugs and dogs. The outside world fascinates him. Being in school does not. His classmates laugh at Rodney when he fools around….