As I have been busy sharing favorite books on my Instagram account, I realize that I have not shared many new finds on here. This quiet Saturday morning, where I am up much too early thanks to my kids, is, therefore, the perfect day to catch up. So grab a cup of tea or coffee, make your list, borrow from your library or add them to your classroom, I promise you won’t regret it.
This picture book with its grounded illustrations really hits an emotional punch. This led us into a discussion of the forced relocation of Native children into boarding schools, a topic that many students are unaware of. It also sparked conversations about identity and self-preservation. Fantastic for teaching memory moments or flashbacks for Notice and Note, however, my four-year-olds at home also loved it.