Take Any Picture Book…

Take any picture book, and upon opening it, ask yourself, “What social concepts is this book imprinting on the mind?”

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Four out of seven of the above titles, I consider too oppressive to use in my elementary classroom.  The other three, I love. I won’t specify which titles, because…to each its own. I’ll give you a clue though. Two of the titles contain very potentially harmful allegories. Those two titles are: The Beeman, published by Barefoot Books, and The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, published by Sandpiper, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Co.

Remember; do not judge a book by its cover.

One thought on “Take Any Picture Book…

  1. ttp://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/grooming-your-future-activist/Content?oid=3395929

    I just came across this article all about social concepts that can be taught via the picture book. Not only is it a refreshing read highlighting the Bay Area’s picture book scene, but it segues perfectly into my upcoming blog post/video interview with Michael Franti, discussing his published children’s books.

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