This is one of my favorite times of the year. The beginning of school always brings feelings of excitement and anticipation. Add to that a bevy of picture book ideas and what more could you want? I am happy to join Cathy Mere and Mandy Robek in their annual Picture Book 10 for 10 event.
This summer, I had lots of time to think about work I began during the last school year around Rudine Sims Bishop's 1990 Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors. I want my students to see themselves represented in the texts I read to them. In the same way, I want to provide "windows and sliding glass doors" where students can see into those lives that are different from their own. It is through that lens that I base my list which you can see below. There are so many books that I want to add to this list, but I had to narrow it down. If you have other books that fall under this category that you love, leave a comment below.