Week of February 14, 2022 | TK-5 | CYRM Picture Books Begin!
Dreamers, by Yuyi Morales
The story of finding your way in a new place, of navigating an unfamiliar world and finding the best parts of it. In dark times, it's the promise of finding a better tomorrow. Find out more
All Are Welcome, by Alexandra Penfold
Lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, they are welcome in their school. Find out more
No Place for Hate / Grand View Cares / EDSJI
This year's CYRM picture book nominees naturally lend themselves to dialog and discussion about fostering an inclusive school environment with respect and understanding for others. For more information about No Place for Hate / Grand View Cares contact Melissa Overholt or Ashley McCarthy, or refer to the Equity, Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusion page on the MBUSD website.
Crafty Connection Make a friendship bracelet with pipe cleaners and beads in the library Use these instructions to make a four-strand bracelet from yarn or embroidery floss at home.
Week of February 14, 2022 | Grades 4/5
CYRM Picture Books for Older Readers Begin!
Let the Children March, by Monica Clark-Robinson
Nearly 55 years ago, an anti-segregation march that came to be known as the Children's Crusade was instrumental in pushing President John F. Kennedy and Congress to adopt the Civil Rights Act. That event is chronicled as a semi-fictional narrative from the perspective of one of the young participants in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. Bolstered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assurances, the children endured snarling dogs, water hoses, and jail, emerging exhausted but undefeated. The illustrations bring to life the determination of the marchers without sugarcoating the reality. This story remains relevant as the struggle for justice continues today. Find out more