Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Few Recommendations

We have been reading several books in preparation for the upcoming holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. I really enjoy these for the depth of conversation and thinking that they promote.

First, I love White Socks Only by Evelyn Coleman. Kids really sense the bravery in the little girl in the story, and how she inspires adults to stand up for what is right.

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodsen is another wonderful book, using the symbolism of a fence running through town as a vivid example of the separation between whites and blacks in the time.

Also, My Brother Martin by Christine King Ferris is a great biography written from the point of view of MLK Jr's sister. The kids see King in his childhood, and learn through story form why he decided to dedicate his life to what is right.

Finally, The Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson shares a march from the eyes of a child.

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