GB Challenges

The Unseen Child in Our Classroom in Trudy Ludwig’s and Patrice Barton’s The Invisible Boy

Myra here. I am glad to have been led to this book through fellow Monday reading enthusiasts. The first time I heard of this book, I knew it would be perfect for our current theme. There is a Brian in every class. For the most part, they are conveniently forgotten by most teachers, an afterthought. […]

[Nonfiction Wednesday] Women’s Dreams, Battles, and Triumphs – Razia Jan’s and Louisa May’s Journeys ‪#‎nfpb2014‬

Myra here. We are excited to join Kid Lit Frenzy’s Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge. Our reading goal this 2014 is 25 books! As we continue to celebrate “voices of the silenced” until end of April, these two picturebook biographies called out to me from the library shelves. Both deal with courageous women who know their minds and […]

[Monday Reading] Of Blessings and Brave Hearts and a Huge Thanks to Vamos a Leer!

Myra here. It’s Monday, What are You Reading is a meme hosted by Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers (brainchild of Sheila at BookJourney). Since two of our friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life have been joining this meme for quite awhile now, we thought of joining this warm and inviting community. Last Week’s […]

[Saturday Reads] Do you (gasp) write on books?

Myra here. Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few […]

Finding Beauty in Faces Marked by Fire

Fats here. We are a week into April and still celebrating Rainbow Colors of Diversity: Voices of the Silenced. I’m sharing this lovely picturebook collaboration by Rafe Martin and David Shannon called The Rough-Face Girl. I found it through a random search in the online catalog of the Sumter library a couple of weeks ago. […]