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”
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 Lesson Activity”
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 Lesson Activity”
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.
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”