Picture Book of the Day
Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper
by Ann Malaspina (Author) and Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)
Booktalk: See how Alice Coachman, born poor in Georgia, became the first African American woman to win a gold medal at the Olympics.
Alice’s teacher saw
in that never-sit-still girl.
She took her to a track meeet
whereS a boy leaped
over a crossbar
into a pile of sawdust.
Chapter Book of the Day
Right To Play
by Jesse Goossens (Author)
Booktalk: Johann Olav Koss, triple world skating champion and winner of four Olympic gold medals, wants to make it possible for everyone, everywhere, to have the opportunity to play. “Everyone” includes those children who, through war, natural disasters, violence or famine, have lost everything. It is for this cause that Koss has given up his career as a top class athlete to found the organization Right to Play. This book takes the reader on an adventure around the world–through schools in Rwanda, refugee camps in Palestine, the slums of Mali and the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The reader will meet child soldiers who have returned from war, children who have to survive on the streets of Africa, and boys with nothing but a rolled up T-shirt as a football because they have nothing else to use.
Snippet: Barely two weeks after the death of his father, Isaac had to pack his things together. He found it hard to keep back the tears when bidding his mother, brother and sister goodbye before getting into the van for Rwanda.
BONUS! See the video!
Nonfiction Book Blast 2012
Ginger Wadsworth booktalks First Girl Scout: The Life of Juliette Gordon Low
on the Nonfiction Book Blast blog today…
Save the date! June 23, 2012 Nonfiction Book Blast 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
A Survival Guide for Beating Information Addiction (via @zenhabits)
My NEW chapter book is Just So, Brianna (All-Star Cheerleaders)
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