"Writers make mistakes. We'll work on them."
I finally got to read Abdul's Story by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and illustrated by Tiffany Rose.
The story is about a Abdul who has a vivid imagination, yet has difficulties writing and spelling.
A visitor, Mr. Muhammad mentors Abdul to work through his initial fears writing.
What a great book to read to young students.
1) This book affirms Black boy creativity and imagination.
2) The diversity of Muslim representation in language and culture is centered in the story.
3) What a great book to bring into a classroom at the beginning of the year as a mentor text of the realities of a young student's writing process. Especially the editing and re-editing and re-editing...a frustrating part of the writing process.
4)Mentoring relations and young people feeling like they matter is important for inclusion and self worth.
Check out this book your local library and Black book store.
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