1. Funny, I almost used Martin’s Big Words for our read-aloud post this week. I love that book, it’s such a good gentle way to introduce a really tough subject. I also like Rosa by Nikki Giovanni http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=rosa&x=0&y=0, which we read this week along with Martin’s Big Words on MLK day. It’s the same illustrator which makes them feel even more like they go together.

    I saw you already stopped by (thanks :)) but our read-aloud post this week is on more medieval books, this time for the slightly younger preschool/K age range.


  2. I found a simple Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream – Mini Book printable on the scholastic site to read with my daughter. http://minibooks.scholastic.com/minibooks/detail/?id=31857 It’s suitable for younger children and talks about equality and his dream without going into a lot detail.

    Last year we read “Riding to Washington,” a fictionalized book about a girl going to see Martin Luther King Jr. speak at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. http://www.brimfulcuriosities.com/2010/02/riding-to-washington-book-review-and.html

    My read-aloud choice this week is about eating soup on cold days: http://www.brimfulcuriosities.com/2011/01/soup-day-by-melissa-iwai-book-review.html

  3. Both of those sound like great books. As the girls get older, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a great read aloud. In fact, I think we’ll be reading it here later in the spring as we get to that time period in our U.S. History studies.

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