14 Jan It’s Monday! Small Texts That Send Big Messages #IMWAYR #BuildYourStack
All Are Welcome, Alexandra Penfold and Susanne Kaufman
This poem in picture book format is about diversity and inclusion and can help you launch conversations about classroom community. We love the ending,
All are welcome here.
You have a place here.
You have space here.
Don’t forget to “undress the book,” as Mr. Schu says, to see how the inside cover differs from the book jacket. The illustrations are gorgeous and show the power of the diversity in our world. If you teach K or 1, don’t miss this one!
Lovely, Jess Hong
The text may be simple, but the message is profound. Lovely celebrates the loveliness in all people in a way that our youngest readers can understand. Jess Hong will get readers thinking and talking about the lovely in all of us. This book is one we will read aloud in K-1 classrooms and then add to the “Books to Read with a Partner or Book Club” basket. Lovely is a book for students to savor, to see themselves reflected in, and to think about how the pictures add layers of meaning to the written text.
Beautiful, Stacy McAnulty and Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
This book is great to explore with students in a small group so they can closely read the illustrations. The integration of the text and illustrations make this book worth reading and rereading. This book will spark conversations and encourage readers to embrace who they are and believe in the power of their uniqueness. You will want multiple copies of Beautiful. It is a book to be shared —