It’s Monday so time to share what we are reading. This is a fun meme from Jen at “Teach Mentor Texts” . This past week I focused on picture books as I am taking a non-fiction writing course(picture books) and studying the genre.
These were my favourites:
Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes
I enjoyed this biography, told through the words of mother to her son, with a focus on hope. The message was an important one – that we need hope and must believe that we too can make a difference.
Nurse, Soldier, Spy by Marissa Moss
This was an interesting biography of Sarah Edmonds who became a Civil War hero as Frank Thompson. At age 19 she dressed as man and joined the military, first as a soldier, then a nurse and then as a spy. Quite a life she lead!
Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
This book tells the amazing flight for freedom of Henry Brown, who lost his family and then mailed “himself to freedom”. An excellent read and look at history.
The Stamp Collector by Jennifer Lanthier
Although this was not strictly non-fiction, the events of the story were inspired by two jailed Chinese writers. It was a well written, and an important look at the how people are imprisoned for their beliefs from other countries in the world.