HAVE YOU BEEN YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER THIS YEAR?
Although this can be daunting, it also provides an opportunity to explore with our children how today's experiences connect with our history. As we prepare to vote, we can review the hard-won fight for women's suffrage. As we watch protest marches around the country, we can study racial injustice and the continuing battle to secure equal rights for all. Books can help open our minds and hearts.
For example, August 28, 1963 was a watershed day in American history. Here's a trio of books to share with your grade school children.
WHAT WAS THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON?
VOICES OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON
A PLACE TO LAND
HAVE YOU HAD a good laugh lately? When I found myself helplessly laughing out loud at the antics of Caesar, a Great Dane in Gary Paulsen's MY LIFE IN DOG YEARS, I realized how much I needed that laugh! And that's the thing about dogs; they can bring us to laughter and tears. Paulsen's wonderful book does both. August 26, is NATIONAL DOG DAY, a time to reflect on (and maybe indulge) our own buddies. Why not add a comment to this post about your canine companion?
Two other books you'll enjoy are Tricia Brown and Cary Porter's BOBBIE THE WONDER DOG and Susan Orlean's RIN TIN TIN. There's a connection between Bobbie and Rin Tin Tin, read on to find out more. All these titles are available through OutWest Shop's affiliate to bookshop.org.
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