Goldie Takes A Stand, Golda Meir’s First Crusade – written by BarbaraKrashner and illustrated by Kelsey Garrity-Riley
I was lucky enough to read this book at my poetry workshop in their library. It is good to hear the story of a later world leader who did some fund-raising for a cause when she was only nine years old. Goldie Mabowehz became concerned that young immigrant children could not afford school books, so she formed a group and began the journey of raising money for those needy. It’s a story of persistence to do the right thing even when it seems impossible, to find new ideas when the first ones don’t work.
It’s a creative and clear explanation of these tiny microbes found everywhere, existing for hundreds of different purposes. Emily Sutton’s illustrations enhance the factual information and invite the reader to explore each page in minute details. It’s terrific!
Three Monks, No Water - written and illustrated by Ting-xing Ye
I guess this really is not non-fiction, but it’s a real fable, and I wanted to share it here, because it really seems like a true story that’s been passed down through many, many years. I’ve used it to discuss cooperation and feeling a part of things, not sitting back and allowing others to make the decisions, thinking for oneself. It’s a lovely story about one monk that lived at the top of a mountain and went down the mountain to get his water every day. When the second one arrived, there was some disagreement as to who might fetch the water, and the third one arriving didn’t help either. I read it to some six and seven year olds who are studying taking care water, finding ways to help everyone have clean water.
Happy Reading Everyone! I found My Season With Penguins, an Antarctic Journal by Sophie Webb at my library. Up next!