How do we celebrate the diversity of our community? 84/180

Screen Shot 2016-01-19 at 7.57.07 AMThis post was contributed by Barb Jaindl, STSD Library Media Teacher.

What first struck me about the just announced Newbery Medal-winning book Last Stop on Market Street is how much the young protagonist reminds me of a boy in another winning picture book that has delighted readers of all ages since this aging reader was that age – Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day.  

What has struck us all is that author Matt De La Pena and illustrator Christian Robinson have created a work of art that not only earned the most prestigious award for children’s literature but broke history by also garnering a Caldecott Honor Medal.  Here is a great blog interview with this creative duo.
I can’t wait to share the newest title with Western Salisbury Elementary kindergartner’s next week because it celebrates the warmth of a diverse community.  I look forward to see what illustrations and words our students create on their ipads in their most recent book creation, titled Warm, in our Scribble My Story app!


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