Two amazing books to add to your library queue or holiday wishlist.
Sometimes Rain by @megosphere
, published by @simonkids
taught me a few new words.
My daughter has been studying the seasons, and according to @kirkus_reviews
“this book is a delight for pluviophiles and heliophiles alike.” So of course we had to add these weather-obsessed words to our vocabulary and then celebrate the change of seasons with this beautiful lyrical picture book.
For those like me who grew up in warm climates all year long, this book truly does feel magical.
I highly recommend this book as a #mentortext
in the classroom; the art/writing extensions through writing about these wonderfully diverse kids enjoying the seasons using water color like the illustrator makes for a great rainy day classroom activity. 📚❄️🌬☀️⛅️
Next up is First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great by #sandraneilwallace
, illustrated by @pixelendo
, and published by @littlebrownyoungreaders.
Both author and illustrator are immigrants and want to encourage all young readers to follow in these 36 trailblazing heroes’ footsteps.
The immigrants and refugees selected are athletes, activists, and torch bearers whose determination have made the US and the world a better place.
Included are a few of my favorites:
Muslim model Halima Aden, Afro-Cuban singer Celia Cruz, Comgresswoman from Hawaii Mazie Hirono, ands so many more. A perfect addition to an inclusive non-fiction middle grade library.
The best quote is my strongest passion: “Knowledge is something nobody can steal.”— Razia Jan .
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