Author Archives: Joanna

Big Breath – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Big Breath, A Guided Meditation for Kids Author: William Meyer Illustrator: Brittany R. Jacobs  Publisher: New World Library, Aug. 2019 Ages: 4-7 Genre: Nonfiction Themes: meditation, relaxation, breathing Opening: Find a comfy spot, Maybe on a squishy cushion, or a comfy blanket. Synopsis: Each page … Continue reading

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Squanto’s Journey – Perfect Picture Book Friday (Thanksgiving)

Title: Squanto’s Journey, The Story of the First Thanksgiving Author: Joseph Bruchac Illustrator: Greg Shed  Publisher: Silver Whistle, Harcourt Inc, 2000 Ages: 7-11 Genre: Nonfiction Themes: Native American History, Native American Month, Thanksgiving, Squanto, Thanksgiving Opening: My story is both strange and true. I was … Continue reading

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Indian No More – Book Recommendation

Title: Indian No More Authors: Charlene Willing McMannis and Traci Sorrell  Publisher: Tu Books, 2019 Ages: 8-11 Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction Themes: Native American Indians, Native American Month, #ownvoices, termination era, racism, Federal Indian Relocation Program Opening: Before being terminated. I was Indian. … Continue reading

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