Will Smith's new book is EVERYTHING. We feature this quote to show the importance of a book's ability to change your LIFE.
Help Black boys and young Black men embrace the love of literacy to ground their voices to change the world.
One day, We Are Here Lit! would love to interview @willsmith about books and how literacy affects his life. Until then, introduce more secondary students to The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho or WILL by Will Smith.
Have you read Will Smith's new book or the Alchemist?
The Elephant Keeper: Caring for Orphaned Elephants in Zambia
Book by Margriet Ruurs
This is the story of teenage r named Aaron who saves an elephant from drowning in the pool at the lodge where he works. The elephant is taken to an orphanage. When Aaron visits the young elephant at the orphanage, he is surprised to see them playing and the humans around them are not afraid of them. He sits with little Zambezi, feeds him from a bottle and sits with him. When the other keepers see how natural he is caring for this little elephant, they offer him a job. This story is based on a true story about a boy and the elephant that he rescued.
A beautiful story recognizing adolescents gifts.
Pair this with books about Zimbia to learn more about African history, life and culture.
ohn Lewis was called "one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced". He dedicated his life to protecting human rights.
Here are books from k-12 to create conversations and lessons about this true American hero.
Have you seen The Black Joy Project? @theblackjoyproject
This site, created by Kleaver Cruz, uses their timeline cover the African diaspora in moments of #Blackjoy.
This site can be used for writing prompts, art projects, or just to take a needed moment to smile.
Check out the linktree and Kleaver Cruz's webite to watch, read, and listen connect with other outlets about joy
Written by Andrea Beatty & Illustrated by David Roberts. Aaron Slater LOVES stories. But as he enters school, he discovers reading is extremely difficult. He becomes insecure and gets anxious about reading in school.
Aaron's teacher asks the class to write a story. As Aaron stands to deliver his story, he stumbles, but soon realizes, although he has difficulty reading and writing to create a story, his visual artistic giftedness gives him the voice to share what he has to say.
Aaron, who has a learning disability, still struggles but perseveres as he continues to break the code, but is not defeated, because he knows it doesn't define him.
Also included is Merryl Goldberg's book called, Arts Integration: Teaching Subject Matter Through the Arts in Multicultural Settings. This guide helps teachers to learn to incorporate media, visual, and performing arts through the multiple subject curricula. This comprehensive guide gives strategies, techniques, and examples to promote critical thinking and creativity. This title also includes assessments and the newer edition 6th edition emphasized social justice themes.
Delighted by the world around him, Percy, who recently moved from the city to the country, discoves being alone isn't so bad when he engages in the world around him. He finds wild strawberryies and eats them, climbs trees and tries to catch fish in a nearby river.
He returns home to draw pictures of his adventurous and examines the all the things he collected. He created a way to share his collection, as a museum, and makes new friends.
This simple, kind story explains being present and in the moment.
A new book 'With Great Power: The Marvelous Stan Lee", by Annie Hunter Erikson and Illustrated by Lee Gatlin, tells the life story of the comic book storyteller who introduced us to Black Panther.
Black Panther is the first superhero of African Descent in mainstream American comics.
What is interesting about this picture book are the influence behind Lee's creation of superheroes. Stan Lee grew up reading Frankenstein and Mythology helping him imagine characters who take on the responsibility of heroism. Lee's message through his characters was to stand up for what is right.
Also included in this post are some of the Black Panther series titles.
For those who are not naturally gifted, writing is a trying process to learn and nurture. Writing prompts can be used to create a writing habit. They also help in sparking creativity, help with writing stamina, and can help break writer's block.
Pictures are an excellent way to inspire writing. Have students focus on the image, especially the detail, which can give creative clues. Have them use their senses to describe the picture and begin creating a story or explanation.
This photo is called "Negro Boys on Easter Morning", taken in 1941 by a government photographer named Russell Lee. Without knowing this, what story do you think young people would tell about this image?
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