Recently I wrote a parent tip of the week for books in which your children may find role models. I would also like to share with you some books you might really enjoy reading with your children. Most of you already read a lot at home, even if it is for assigned reading from school. Here are more titles you may enjoy reading together.
1. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson - "Fever 1793" is an extraordinary wellspring of authentic fiction that stars Mattie Cook, a young lady who lives in Philadelphia amid a plague of fever. Mattie lives over her family's coffeehouse when the fever breaks out and totally changes the community. With her granddad, she escapes the city, experiences the affliction around her and finds out about survival. This novel shows readers about the past in an inventive way, and it incorporates epigraphs from celebrated quotes and individuals toward the start of every chapter.
2. "19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East" by Naomi Shihab Nye - "19 Varieties of Gazelle" is an awesome approach to open youngsters to verse and poetry, alongside literary devices like similar sounding words, comparisons, similis, and shapes. In this gathering of new and previously released poetry, Naomi Shihab Nye investigates the Arab-American experience, and also furthers topics of narrating, family, and war.
3. "Brown Girl Dreaming" by Jacqueline Woodson - Jacqueline Woodson earned the National Book Award for Young People's Literature for this novel in verse in 2014. This accumulation of poetry describes the creator's youth as an African-American youth in the 1960s and '70s, and it traverses both South Carolina and New York. This book is incredible to show kids about verse, voice, the beauty of language; the Civil Rights movement; and families.
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Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.