This past week I have continued reading and studying fiction and non-fiction picture books. There is such a wealth of these awesome books.
Here are a few I read:
Julia Morgan Built a Castle by Celeste Davidson Mannis
Interesting biography of the first woman to enroll in the school of Architecture in Paris. She became famous for her buildings that withstood the San Francisco earthquake. and the Hearst castle.
A Nation’s Hope by Matt de la Pena
This biography of Joe Louis made the boxer come to life and highlighted his special personality.
As Good As Anybody by Richard Michelson
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel led such different lives, but both came together to fight discrimination. Both faced great odds but proved they and all of us are as good as anybody else ( a message that needs to be heard by everyone!)
Say Something by Peggy Moss
Too often people use the excuse “it’s not my problem” to do nothing. The issue of bullying is looked at through the lens of a young girl who comes face to face with it after refusing to speak up other times. Another message that needs to be heard – we must speak up against racism, discrimination and bullying.
I also finally read “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs.
Loved this quirky book and am anxious now to read the sequel.