Sunday, February 10, 2019

Picture Book 10 for 10: Books Filled With People Who Changed the World

Today is #nf10for10 --a favorite day of the year. Thanks to Mandy, Cathy, and Julie for organizing! Head over to Enjoy and Embrace Learning for the Round Up --have your library card or credit card ready! It's a great day to add more nonfiction books to your stack!

I have a new favorite kind of book that I am collecting--I am not sure exactly what to call them but each of these books introduces readers to so many amazing people.  Just like picture book biographies, these books take an idea (Protestors, Women Who Made a Difference, etc.) and share a little bit about each of these people under the umbrella idea of the book.  I have found that these books invite incredible conversations. They also invite readers to learn more about one or more of the people in the book.  And I've found that these books have taught my students the value of the Author's Note. I love that you can read many of these from cover to cover and then read more about the people who you become more curious about through the reading. Many are books that you can dip into and read the pages you'd like.  I keep thinking back to the days of Biography Reports and Wax Museums when our students were required to read one long (from birth to death) biography and report on/dress as that one person. One thing books like these do is they introduce us to MANY change makers who we don't know as well as the more famous change-makers. Readers can see so many ways to make a difference.  And, how much more powerful to see people in the context of something bigger, in a group of others who are fighting for the same things? So these are my Top 10 that I've purchased recently forty 5th grade classroom.


Enough! 20 Protesters Who Changed America by Emily Easton





























8 comments:

  1. Nice bunch of titles. They are called collective biographies and can be found in the 920 section of most libraries.

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  2. Franki, so many great titles that are new to me. I tried to get People of Peace from the library, but it doesn't appear to be part of their collection. Oh no, it's awfully early to be headed to Amazon.

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  3. First Generation and People of Peace is going on our TBR list!

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  4. I have Go Show The World but still haven't opened it and loved Shaking Things Up, Franki. But the others are titles new to me. Thanks for all of those. It is a different look at bios, I agree. Thanks for each one!

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  5. These are WONDERFUL! And, some are new to me. Thank you for this post.....as a reader and as a librarian and as a writer.

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  6. I love the idea of seeing more than one person advocating for a cause - working to enrich our communities. Thanks for joining today!

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  7. Almost all of these are new to me. My library hold list is filling up fast today.

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  8. This looks like a great collection! And I only knew a couple of them. Reaching for LIBRARY card now!!

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