My concentration this past week was to preview books I might use in my upcoming Civil Rights unit. Here is what I read:
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Beautiful paintings and interesting biography by Kadir Nelson. I would like to share it with my 4th graders during our upcoming Civil Rights unit to compare Mandela with Martin Luther King, Jr. Speaking of Martin Luther King, Jr........
I Have a Dream by Martin Luther Kings, Jr., paintings by Kadir Nelson
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Nelson takes part of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s inspirational "I Have a Dream" speech and accompanies it with breathtaking paintings. He's able to capture the spirit of King's ideas in stunning visuals. I love that the book includes a CD of the speech in its entirety. The whole speech is also written at the back of the book. Every time I read or hear it, it sends chills through me.
Kadir Nelson also illustrated Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
I reviewed this title in the summer:
This is the true story of Henry "Box" Brown, who mailed himsef to freedom from Richmond, Virginia to Philadelphia in 1849. This would be a great discussion book about what the idea of freedom compels people to do. This is also a great book to use for symbolism.
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
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Little Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Fight for Integration by Shelley Tougas