The plot in a nutshell: A boy draws animals and imagines himself on safari… 379 more words
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As people across the world mourn the shooting of nine people in a Charleston, South Carolina church, comparisons have been made with shooter Dylann Roof’s act and that of four white supremacists who, in 1963, planted bombs at another historic church—the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four little girls. 1,049 more words
Weatherford, Carole Boston. Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century. Il. Raul Colon. Knopf. 2014. $17.99. unp. 978-0-375-85606-8. Ages 6-9:
Born to poor black sharecroppers in 1927, the singer rose to follow Marian Anderson in breaking the color barrier after a musical education at Julliard, playing Bess in… 75 more words
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Roses at her feet and tears in her eyes, Leontyne bowed. She glimpsed the spotlight casting a shadow. She knew that shadow was not just hers, but her parents’, teachers’, and Marian’s.
The New York Times best illustrated books for 2014 is out!
Its really hard to pick a favorite (or two), because they are ALL so AMAZING! 74 more words
In my years as teacher, mother, and daycare provider, I have not met a child that did not love to draw and paint. The nice thing about drawing is that they can do it anywhere; all they need is a pencil and a piece of paper (or a permanent marker and a wall—YIKES!) 701 more words