I had a meeting today with Dr. Carroll Blake, Executive Director for the Achievement Gap in Boston Public Schools. We spoke for over an hour. It was a mutual consultation to discuss the achievement of our black boys in Boston. I was so incredibly grateful that he made time in his schedule to meet with me.
And guess what? He gave me a brand new picture book. I told him about my blog. He gave me the book,
One by Kathryn Otoshi
Published by: Ko Kids Books 2008.
I plan to read it after I cook dinner. I am looking forward to it. It is a book that brings a new approach to dealing with bullies.
Two things are cool:
1. ) We actually exchanged picture books, Dr. Blake and I. He gave me the book, One, to promote what should be being read in the classroom. I gave him a secondhand copy of Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes to expose what SHOULDN’T be read in the classroom.
2.) I found this picture on the web of my governor, Deval Patrick, reading One, to some school children.
That’s all for now. Thank you for reading The Picture Book Pusher