Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

The Roots of My Family Tree

book cover - The Roots of My Family Treewritten and illustrated by Niki Alling, published by Amazon, c. 2013

Synopsis: The narrator tells the reader that “The roots [to her family tree] spread out both far and wide touching countries on every side.” After telling where her ancestors are from, she concludes with “Do you have a tree like me, with a diverse history? If you do be proud to share, that you belong to countries everywhere!”
Rationale for classroom use: The is a great short book that celebrates diversity.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events


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