Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesdays with The Subversive Children's Book Club: Love & Kindness

We are still in starting-from-scratch mode in terms of building an America that can be a true beacon of equality and justice - the election showed us just how big our ugly underbelly is and how much work we have to do.  So we start with loving the babies and teaching them well, as we keep emailing and calling our representatives, standing up for what is right and spreading awareness and working for better results.  In that spirit, this edition of the Subversive Children's Book Club features books that exemplify love and kindness and the courage that compassion so often requires of us.

 Primary and Lower Elementary:
  •  Faith The Cow by Susan Bame Hoover
  • A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
  • Uncle Willie and The Soup Kitchen by Dyanne DiSalvo-Ryan
  • Sister Anne’s Hands by Marybeth Lorbiecki
  • Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier
  • The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter 
 Upper Elementary and Teens:
  • Daphne’s Book by Mary Downing Hahn 
  • Monkey Island by Paula Fox 
  • Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff   
  • Crash by Jerry Spinelli 
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen.


Andrea said...

Yea, subversive book club!! So much work to do, but so many good books out there to helps us do the work. Now how to get them in the hands that need them most? Sometimes I feel like while my kids were in Montessori preschool learning multicultural holiday songs, there were parallel preschools where kids were goose-stepping and spitting on images of people with brown skin. :(

Lone Star Ma said...

Scary thoughts for scary times.