Category: Include

The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke and Van Thanh Rudd

Summary Here’s something fun to try with The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke and Van Thanh Rudd. Give the book to someone and tell them to check it out. Watch them as they read the pages. I am willing to bet the reader… Continue Reading “The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke and Van Thanh Rudd”

You Matter by Christian Robinson

Summary Author-illustrator Christian Robinson cares about his readers. How do I know this? Let’s start with the title of his book You Matter. Here, we can almost imagine Robinson pointing at the reader, telling them with confidence, “You matter.” Readers will find more encouragement… Continue Reading “You Matter by Christian Robinson”

It began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad

Summary What was your favorite childhood picture book? Did the story feature children of different races? If so, we can thank Gyo Fujikawa. She paved the way for racial inclusion in picture books. It Began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way,… Continue Reading “It began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad”

What is Given from the Heart by Patricia C. McKissack and April Harrison

Learn what true generosity looks like by reading What is Given from the Heart by Patricia McKissack and April Harrison. A lesson idea follows the summary.

Every Month Is A New Year by Marilyn Singer and Susan L. Roth

Summary Are you looking for a book that teaches readers about the world around them? Take a look at Every Month is a New Year. It’s a treasure that needs to be explored by every child and educator. The book offers the quintessential window… Continue Reading “Every Month Is A New Year by Marilyn Singer and Susan L. Roth”

Someone New by Anne Sibley O’Brien

Summary Imagine you have a learner in your classroom from another country. They speak their native language. How do you include them in your conversations to learn their perspective? Someone New illustrates how to welcome diverse learners in the classroom. Three different scenarios describe what it… Continue Reading “Someone New by Anne Sibley O’Brien”

I Walk With Vanessa: A Story About A Simple of Kindness by Kerascoët

Summary I Walk With Vanessa is wordless book that provokes a conversation about racism. The story begins with a black girl moving boxes into her new home with her family. Her name is Vanessa. Readers follow Vanessa as she starts her first day of school… Continue Reading “I Walk With Vanessa: A Story About A Simple of Kindness by Kerascoët”

A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women’s Rights by Kate Hannigan and Alison Jay

Summary Did you know there was a time when girls were not allowed to speak in front of an audience at school? During the mid 1800’s, Belva Lockwood saw this happening and knew it was wrong. She decided to end this oppression by teaching… Continue Reading “A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women’s Rights by Kate Hannigan and Alison Jay”

Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs by Susan Hughes

Summary When was the last time you paid attention to the activities in your town? What did you notice? What did you appreciate? Jane Jacobs, an author and an activist, was fascinated by the intricacies of city life. As a child, she wondered how… Continue Reading “Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs by Susan Hughes”

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