Sunday, July 2, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Freedom over me: eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life written by Ashley Bryan. (Published 2016). 46 unnumbered pages. L730. RL 4.7 Int Lvl. 3-6. Through poetic elegance, Bryan brings life, hopes, and dreams to 11 names of slaves who were listed merely as pieces of property is an estate appraisal, thereby giving the human dignity (though imagined) that these people were denied in their lifetime.
Love That Dog written by Sharon Creech. (Published 2001). 86 pages. L1010. RL 4.5 Int Lvl. 3-6. This novel written in free-verse tells the heart-warming story of a boy who does not believe that he can write poetry, but becomes a believer as his teacher encourages him to tell the story of his beloved dog.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Fiona's Lace by Patricia Polacco. Published (2014). 40 unnumbered pages. 740 L AD. R.L.4.3 Level K-3. Patricia Polacco once again tells us of a different time and kind of life in this beautifully written story of immigrating to America from Ireland and the Chicago Fire.