Tuesday, March 29, 2016

2 New Books Thanks to Donalyn Miller!

I love when Donalyn Miller shares her Best Books (So Far) of the Year.  Last week, Donalyn shared the books she recommends (so far) for 2016 on her blog and I was thrilled to find some new titles that I purchased immediately. (You can access her most recent slides on Slideshare that is linked in her post.)

Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice and Hope in a New Land was a book that was new to me. This is a celebration of immigration and one that will start lots of important conversations across grade levels and ages. The words are powerful as are the accompanying photos.

The other new-to-me book that I ordered after browsing Donalyn's slides was Tokyo Digs a Garden by Jon-Erik Lapping. This is a gorgeous picture book that I think will invite lots of great conversations in the classroom.  There are definitely many issues to explore in this book.

A few weeks ago I wrote about the ways I try to keep up with new and upcoming books.  Donalyn is definitely someone I rely on to find the best new books!  Glad to have discovered these two!

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