Thursday, March 2, 2023

Read Across America - Celebrating Reading, Libraries, and Librarians - 2nd grade


Opened by asking fiction or non-fiction?

Library Lil
by Suzanne Williams
A formidable librarian makes readers not only out of the once resistant residents of her small town, but out of a tough-talking, television-watching motorcycle gang as well in this modern tall tale! 

Asked the same question again for:

Librarian on the Roof! by M.G. King
When RoseAleta Laurell begins her new job at the Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart, Texas, she is surprised that the children of the town think the library is for adults. She vows to raise the money for a children's section and spends a week living and working on the library roof, even surviving a dangerous storm. With the help of the entire town, RoseAleta raises over $39,000 from within the community and across the country.

Followed with another book based on a true story:

Nour's Secret Library by Wafa' Tarnowska 
Forced to take shelter when their Syrian city is plagued with bombings, young Nour and her cousin begin to bravely build a secret underground library. Based on the author’s own life experience and inspired by a true story, Nour’s Secret Library is about the power of books to heal, transport and create safe spaces during difficult times. 

Finished with the imagination-starter:

If by Sarah Perry
Take a fantastical journey through an inspiring world where anything can happen: leaves turn into fish, cats fly with wings, humans have tails, frogs eat rainbows, and dreams become visible. 

First published in 1995, Sarah Perry’s delightful picture book of “surreal possibilities” was the Getty’s first children’s title. Twenty-five years later it remains a visual feast that children of all ages enjoy.  


Sector 7 by David Wiesner (a cloud takes a boy on a magical journey to the cloud factory in this wordless  book by this incredible author/illustrator)

Imagine a Day/Night/Place/World books by Sarah Thompson  (mind-bending images & poems)

Chalk by Bill Thomson (another magical wordless book)

More Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby (A fictionalized story about the life of young Booker T. Washington. Living in a West Virginia settlement after emancipation, nine-year-old Booker travels by lantern light to the salt works, where he labors from dawn till dusk. Although his stomach rumbles, his real hunger is his intense desire to learn to read.... )

Applemondo's Dreams and Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair by Patricia Polacco (celebrations of imagination and the power of books & reading by this great author-illustrator) 

Mr. Hogan's class Bedm 3/2/2023

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