Thank you to Cathy (@cathymere) at Reflect and Refine and Mandy (@mandyrobek) at Enjoy and Embrace Learning for inventing and now hosting the FIFTH annual Picture Book 10 for 10 event. It's always fun to see what books everyone chooses and how much we all spend!!
I've shared my beginning of the year favorite read-alouds for community building with so many teachers that it's time to find a new group of books to use! Thank you #pb10for10 for helping me find 10 titles that will get my students and me thinking about issues of fairness. I'm excited to have a mixture of contemporary fiction, historical fiction, folktales, music, and nonfiction. I'll supplement these books with poetry on the same theme.
I found this image without attribution on another blog. This will be our first "text" to "read" and discuss as we think about fairness and justice.
by Jacqueline Woodson
illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Hopefully we will never miss the chance to be kind
to someone in our world.
by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
by Janet Stevens
Is it okay to make a situation more fair by using trickery?
by Rebecca Emberley
illustrated by Ed Emberley
With this book, we'll begin to connect fairness and Civil Rights. I'm hoping to read aloud the Kindle edition of Wiles' Revolution (The Sixties Trilogy)
by Ruby Bridges
by Debbie Levy
illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
The story of this classic Civil Rights song will give us the "So What Now?" in this picture book unit. What will we do to work towards more fairness in our classroom, our building, our community, and our world?