That said, I couldn't help but pick up a few books from the library last week that appealed to my interest in multicultural children's literature. This may seem almost silly, but I really like being introduced to new things through children's books. I'm more of a Jack-of-All-Trades kind of person, so I like to learn things across a wide variety of topics, and reading shorter children's books helps me to do that. If I find something in particular I'm really interested in, I can then find more books and resources. This week's selection was particularly good for learning about the Choctaw Nation (Crossing Bok Chitto by Tim Tingle) and their relationship with African American slaves.
[To rehash the concept :: post what you read last week, what you're reading now, and what you plan to read this week. If you have a review of the book(s), great! If you have a picture of the book(s), wonderful! If you have a book giveaway, fantastic! If you just list the title(s) of the book(s), not a problem! Make it as simple or as complex as you need it to be. At least, that's the message I got. This version of the meme is hosted by Jen and Kellee of Teach Mentor Text, which, in turn, was inspired by Sheila over at Book Journey, who hosts the original It's Monday! What Are You Reading?]
WHAT I READ LAST WEEK:
Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom by Tim Tingle
Erika-San by Allen Say
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh