Category: Curate

Across the Bay by Carlos Aponte

Summary Would you like to visit the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico? If so, follow young Carlitos as he roams the city in Across the Bay by Carlos Aponte. Carlitos is searching for his father in this award-winning book. He wonders about Papi… Continue Reading “Across the Bay by Carlos Aponte”

Sonny’s Bridge: Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Finds His Groove by Barry Wittenstein

Summary Sonny Rollins was born during the Harlem Renaissance; a time when jazz exploded all over the city. The movement cultivated genius musicians who grabbed the attention of music lovers everywhere. One entertainer caught Sonny Rollins’s eye. His name was Louis Jordan, and his… Continue Reading “Sonny’s Bridge: Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Finds His Groove by Barry Wittenstein”

Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird by Bethany Hegedus

Try this lesson idea that invites learners to consider what makes a great author. #AASLstandards @AASL @BethanyHegedus @BalzerandBray @CASL @FAME

The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really) by Barry Wittenstein

Summary When you cut yourself, what’s the first thing you do? Reach for a Band-Aid, right? Before the 1920s, Band-Aids did not exist. Josephine Knight was accident prone and needed to save her cuts from infection. Her husband, Earle Dickson, wanted to help. He… Continue Reading “The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really) by Barry Wittenstein”

All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff by Meghan McCarthy

Summary What would you do if you had to get rid of 3,186 tons of trash? This was a problem that Lowell Harrelson thought he could handle. He rented a barge, loaded it with trash from New York City and Long Island, and shipped… Continue Reading “All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff by Meghan McCarthy”

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