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Monday, August 10, 2020

Picture Book 10 For 10

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It has been a while since I have participated in Picture Book 10 For 10, hosted by Mandy Robek on the Enjoy and Embrace Learning blog, and Cathy Mere at the Reflect & Refine: Building a Learning Community blog, but I am back!!!  I have been cultivating a text set of  #Ownvoices picture books; books written and/or illustrated by Indigneous authors and illustrators from The United States and Canada.  Several contain Indigenous text, a glossary, and many have author's notes for more in depth learning and reading experiences. They are class FAVORITES and several have become the foundation for class mottos and mantras.  These books are KEY to establishing, fostering and maintaining classroom community and will be prominent selections in the early weeks of my remote teaching experience this fall.  Thank you to all of these authors and illustrators for their amazing works and dedication to making this world one place for ALL of us. Ahhh, it is good to be back. 

You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Danielle Daniel.  This WAS our class motto, every student knew it and lived by it.  We hold EACH OTHER UP!

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell, illustrated by Frané Lessac.  We often discuss how we are grateful for so many things; people, places, things, large and small.

At the Mountain’s Base by Traci Sorell by illustrated by Weshoyot Alvitre.  Empowering and thought provoking.  Traci Sorell is a fan favorite!

Birdsong written and illustrated by Julie Flett.  A touching story of relationships, art  and what it means to think of others first.

Bowwow Powow by Brenda J Child, translated by Gordon Jourdan and illustrated by Jonathan Thunder.  Celebrations, history and the relationships between people and animals.

The Elders Are Watching by David Bouchard illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers.  An important story told in poems about taking care of the earth. 

Thunder Boy Jr by Sherman Alexie and illustrated by Yuyi Morales.  What is in a name?  A great mentor text for beginning of the year “get to know you,” in writer’s workshop.

Fishing with Grandma  by Susan Avingaq and Maren Vsetula and illustrated by Charlene Chua.  A fun story about fishing, family and the importance of multigenerational  connections.

Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard and illustrated by Juana Martinez Neal.  Family, traditions and food told from an important perspective.  I love the Author’s Notes at the end, so very important!

A Day with Yayah by Nicola I. Campbell, pictures by Julie Flett.  A First Nations family and their intergenerational relationships are explored as the family goes on a picnic and learns about nature from their grandmother.  

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