Charli reports: I picked The Other Side. I thought that The Other Side would be good and it was good! A part of it was that the black girl made friends with a white . You should read this book.
Jacqueline Woodson has a very nice web site. I hope you’ll visit it. Our students very quickly placed the setting as in the time of young Martin Luther King, Jr. We used an inference clue on the last page… we really thought that the fence that was going to be knocked down was the separation of blacks and whites. The kids were glad to be able to say that MLK, Jr. helped to “knock this old fence down”.
We also read Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney. This caused us to drum during reading, drum during math, well, you get the idea. That was alright with me. In fact, I started it! Do you like musical books? Tell us which ones are your favorites! Here’s another cool percussion book from our Lookybook friends!