Read Aloud Project: April Books | May 19, 2021

Here is a recap of books read this March as a part of the Read Aloud Project

 

The Read Aloud Project was created by Priscilla Weddle and Marie Benner-Rhoades to provide homeschooling resources in peace and justice during the pandemic. For February, the project celebrated Black History Month by reading books about the achievements of Black Americans along with books written by Black authors. If you are interested in recording a video for the project, please email us at [email protected]. Here are the books that were read for the project in April

Here is a recap of books read this March as a part of the Read Aloud Project

 

The Read Aloud Project was created by Priscilla Weddle and Marie Benner-Rhoades to provide homeschooling resources in peace and justice during the pandemic. For February, the project celebrated Black History Month by reading books about the achievements of Black Americans along with books written by Black authors. If you are interested in recording a video for the project, please email us at [email protected]. Here are the books that were read for the project in April

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Summary: It chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax, who "speaks for the trees" and confronts the Once-ler, who causes environmental destruction. 
The story is commonly recognized as a fable concerning the danger of human destruction of the nature.

 

The Way of the Wood by T. Albert

Summary: The story covers animals relations to different types of animals, to the forest, as well as humans. It allows insight into how animals perceive humans.

 

Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho

Summary: 

A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future.

Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self-love and empowerment.

 

I Know the River Loves Me / Yo se que el rio me ama by Maya Christina Gonzalez

 

Summary:

book about a girl named Maya in love with the river. The river welcomes her and holds her up when she dives in. The river is Maya's best friend and keeps her cool during the summer months.


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