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.
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