Pernille Ripp states in Passionate Readers, "We must take responsibility for the year that we have with our students... to inspire the love of reading." No pressure, right? But, the responsibility of pursing any act of teaching seems impossible if you think about it. We must remember that this "change (or maintenance) of a reading life starts with us but ends with them" (Ripp). We can only do so much but we must DO SOMETHING.
In this timely published masterpiece, Jacqueline Woodson models how to create a harbor in our homes, in our classrooms, and in our community. She provides a recipe for creating a culture in which our children, students, and citizens so desperately need right now.
I liked this book. A quick, interesting read. I especially liked the facts, timeline, and q & a at the end. Highly recommended.
A relatable read with a message to be true to yourself, that I am looking forward to sharing with my middle schoolers. I love how the artwork made the story come to life. Adding Positively Izzy, Just Jaime, and Becoming Brianna to my TBR list.
I read this one with my family this time and I had so much fun sharing the book with them for the first time. They had seen the movie; however, never read this magical classic. I am looking forward to sharing the rest of the series with them. It is like it casts a spell, leaving you to want more .