100 Scope Notes
May 17, 2021 by Katie Cunningham
Just in time for summer, Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey is a charming tale of the everyday experiences of a young girl making her way through the world. This is a story primed for early elementary grade readers for summer reading, read-alouds, book club conversations, and to join the series bin of your classroom library.
April 12, 2021 by Katie Cunningham
Amari and the Night Brothers is a thrilling, fast-paced read that tackles issues of loss, belonging, and race in ways that will inspire readers to confront prejudice and interrogate privilege.
February 3, 2020 by Katie Cunningham
Winner of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Medal for most distinguished information book for children and an American Indian Youth Literature Honor recipient, Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story is a love letter to Indigenous nations and communities centered around a simple food that represents a complex history of survival, relocation, and resilience.
November 11, 2019 by Grace Enriquez
The titular question of this picturebook is one that anyone who appears or sounds different in a given social community has probably heard. Though simple in its phrasing, the implications for asking and answering “Where are you from?” are anything but simple.
September 4, 2018 by Katie Cunningham
Written by M.H. Clark; Illustrated by Madeline Kloepper Published in 2018 by Compendium Books ISBN 9781946873064 Book Review Brimming with double page, intricate illustrations, Tiny, Perfect Things weaves simple prose with detailed images to invite young readers to pay attention to the beauty and mystery of the natural world around us. The opening page shows […]
March 26, 2018 by Katie Cunningham
Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery Written by Sandra Neil Wallace and Illustrated by Bryan Collier Published in 2018 by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers ISBN 978-1-4814-4387-6 Grades K-5 Book Review “Ernest looked around his neighborhood. It no longer appeared ordinary. In the movement […]
March 6, 2017 by Katie Cunningham
Flying Lessons and Other Stories Edited by Ellen Oh Published in 2017 by Crown Books for Young Readers ISBN: 978-1-101-93459-3 Grades 4-6 Book Review Don’t we all have “milk-snorting-out-of-your-nose…listen-to-how-cool-and-awesome-we-are…come-close-so-we-can-whisper-in-your-ear” stories? In this groundbreaking anthology, published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books and edited by its co-founder Ellen Oh, are ten stories by […]
March 9, 2015 by Mary Ann Cappiello
Last Stop on Market Street Written by Matt de la Pena Illustrated by Christina Robinson Published by G.P. Putnam’s and Sons, 2015 ISBN 978-0-399-25774-2 Grades PreK-8 Book Review “He wondered how his nana always found beautiful where he never even thought to look.” So ponders C.J., the protagonist of Last Stop on Market Street, as […]
February 9, 2015 by Mary Ann Cappiello
Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation Sibert Honor Book; Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor Book; Orbis Pictus Honor Written and Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014 ISBN 978-1-4197-1054-4 Grades 3 and Up Book Review “Go back to the Mexican school! You don’t belong […]
August 25, 2014 by Grace Enriquez
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! As we think about our goals for our students, we embrace the fact that we are not just teachers of academic content. We also want to support our students to be productive, responsible, and thoughtful citizens. Here at The Classroom Bookshelf, one of our goals is to feature selections […]
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