Hope you all are doing good this Friday. Here are some blogs I found helpful or fun that you may find that way, too.
I have always wanted to spend the night in a bookstore. I saw a book at Costco with blurbs from famous authors on the book store. Wish I had written the title and author down or who edited it. I would like that book for Christmas.
If you’re thinking of sending illustration notes along with the manuscript, you will want to read this.
My book to celebrate Universal Children’s Day is one written by Paula Young Shelton about when she was four and marched from Selma to Montgomery Alabama in the Civil Rights Movement.
Perfect Picture Book Friday/ Child of the Civil Rights Movement.
Title: Child of the Civil Rights Movement
Author and Illustrator: Paula Young Shelton & Raul Colon
Published by: Random House Children’s books, 2010 for all ages
Themes: Historical , Selma to Montgomery Rights March 1965, Civil Rights Movements, African-Americans, acceptance, tolerance, race, multicultural, educational, freedom,
Resources: Here’s where one can download a pdf of a teacher’s guide: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/165601/child-of-the-civil-rights-movement-by-paula-young-shelton#reader’sguide
Here’s a teacher’s guide with twenty-one activities. : http://global.wisc.edu/peace/readings/cambridge-civil-rights-for-kids.pdf
First three lines: Mama was from Alabama, Daddy was from Louisiana – the Deep South. They had been called bad names, treated badly, told, “You can’t do that!” just because of the color of their skin.
The Random House Synopsis: In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child’s unique perspective to an important chapter in America’s history. Paula grew up in the deep south, in a world where whites had and blacks did not. With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Uncle Martin (Martin Luther King), Paula watched and listened to the struggles, eventually joining with her family—and thousands of others—in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.
Poignant, moving, and hopeful, this is an intimate look at the birth of the Civil Rights Movement.
Why I liked it: Written by Paula Young Shelton based on her memories of when she was four years old and participated in the March. She wrote it in a child’s language as a memoir. There is a back matter sheet of the people mentioned in this book, all activists, so they can be remembered. To me this is the height of what a children’s book could and can be. A memoir or history of the complex issues of injustice written for children so they can understand it is. Perfect.
Universal Children’s Day is the day the UN General Assembly in 1954 decided December 14th would be the anniversary. Susanna Leonard Hill http://susannahill.blogspot.com/p/perfect-picture-books.html is doing her part by asking all of us posting for PPBF to raise awareness of children who have somehow helped do their part by changing the world someway whether in human rights or any multicultural issues or somehow helped the world. Please check out her links on her blog today.
Do you think you would like this book? Why or why not?
Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs to all of you.