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Friday, August 10, 2018

Celebrating #PB10for10

 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. 











17 comments:

  1. I just got I'm New Here from the library, so good. This is a great list, Julie, love them all, and was blown away by All Are Welcome! I would add Carin Berger's All of Us, also a new recent one I enjoyed. Thanks!

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    1. thank you so much linda! it is a list i would be happy to be part of, and inclusion and the power of community and love are issues that are so deeply important to my heart.

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  2. Awesome list! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. this is a fabulous list...thank you

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  4. A couple of older titles I love are Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say, Going Home by Eve Bunting, and And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson.

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  5. What a terrific list! I ordered five of these, starting with BOWWOW POWWOW and I'M NEW HERE from the Denver Public Library. Thanks so much!

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  6. I love Drawn Together, too! Great list!

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  10. I'm making my next round through #pb10for10. I have three bags of books ready to return to the library so it's time to request some other titles. You have a few on here that I've seen across posts and have read: Drawn Together (LOVE! I bought it.), I'm New Here and All Our Welcome. I checked out several others from your list. I can't wait to read Julian is a Mermaid and Maybe Something Beautiful. I'm so glad you participated and look forward to checking out your titles - and your classroom library. ;o)

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