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Amy Tan, Elizabeth Howard, and Ezra Jack Keats later!

The Asian-American author Amy Tan is one of my favorites to read as an adult.  I own all the books she has written.  It was not hard for me to decide to buy her children’s books when they came out.  We just finished The Moon Lady, which is adapted from her novel, The Joy Luck Club.

It has great illustrations and a storyline that made us think of The Story of Ping (a class favorite).

We also read Aunt  Flossie’s  Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) by African-American author Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard.

Patrick reports: I like the book called Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later).   I like Aunt Flossie’s hats and I like the part when they do a parade.  The dog saved the hat out of the water.  Then they went to the restaurant to get crab cakes.  I like crab cakes.

We also read Ezra Jack Keats’ Apt. 3.  Only eight more books in the “We must read these!” Diversity basket.  There is not enough time to gather and read-aloud all the great books.

We investigated things that had motion on the playground.   We were looking for circular, curved, straight, or back and forth motions.  The wordle shows what we found and reported.