Nonfiction Monday

Picture Book of the Day

My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden’s Childhood Journey
by Jeanne Walker Harvey (Author) and Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Follow Romare Bearden’s journey as a young boy in North Carolina who travels by train with his parents up to Harlem. This biography was inspired by one of Bearden’s collage paintings.

“I snip a patch of color and add a cut-out face.
Oh! I glue on jazzy blue for sky and add another face.
People walk into my work as if it’s always been their place.

My hands sing the blues when I paint and cut and paste.
I never know what I’ll create when I paint and cut and paste.
I use paper, fabrics, photos, and nothing goes to waste.”

**Jeanne is one of my former students!**


Chapter Book of the Day

U.S. Presidents: Truth and Rumors
by Sean Stewart Price (Author) and Eldon Doty (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Everybody has secrets and former U.S. Presidents are no exception. Discover which stories about America’s past leaders are true and which ones are just tall tales.

Snippet: Ulysses S. Grant got a $20 fine for speeding in a horse and buggy. He was the first president to get a speeding ticket while in office.

True or false? Read the book and find out!


Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday

This week’s Nonfiction Monday Round-up host is Wrapped in Foil


September 19-23 Road Work Ahead blog tour

Road Work Ahead by Anastasia Suen

Coming on September 15th!

Monday 9/19
*revising a manuscript*
*creating art*
Tuesday 9/20
*a literacy connection*
Wednesday 9/21
*students creating art*
Thursday 9/22
*books and children at play*
Friday 9/23
*students writing poetry*


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