Two Kepler teachers got to go to the Reading Summit this year and hear from authors, other teachers, and bloggers. Ms. Tsutsui described it as "Disneyland for books" - I agree. One of the most interesting takeaways for me was the idea that books can be windows and mirrors. Windows give us a look into another person's life, and mirrors let us see who we are and know that our lives matter enough to be worth writing about.
One of my earliest window books was Brighty of the Grand Canyon. I was young enough and sheltered enough to be shocked that anyone would hurt an animal. Brighty was a tough little guy, though, and he survived and even thrived - I won't tell you more in case you want to read Marguerite Henry's retelling of real events in the life of a funny and resilient burro living along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in the early 1990s.
What "window" book made an impact on you?
Here's a detail of the end pages art from my own childhood copy.
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