“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Novesky, Amy(2012). Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased. New York, NY: Harcourt Children’s Books.
Reading Level: 5th grade
Synopsis: The Hawaiian Pineapple Company invited Georgia O’Keeffe to Hawaii to tour and then to paint two pictures of a pineapple. Georgia toured and wanted to paint what she wanted to paint, not what she was told to paint. She finally painted the pineapple.
Classroom Rationale: This book is a true story about an experience in artist, Georgia O’Keeffe’s life. I would read this story aloud to hear an example of a personal narrative and point out the details used in the story to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings.
CCSS.W.2.3- Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.