This inspiring book tells the story of how an eighteenth century slave used the legal system to gain freedom for herself and many others. The narrative uses the word “owned” in many different contexts to explore the ideas of freedom and slavery: we read about people owning property, owning slaves, […]

Maps! Great set of nonfiction picture books. I especially love the suggestions of more books by the same authors. My reading list just grew! Some nonfiction titles are in there. Just in time  for President’s Day Nonfiction for preschoolers (and a website packed with fun activities besides!) And teachers who know fourth graders are definitely not too […]

“Every September the great white sharks return to San Francisco. Their hunting grounds, the Farallon Islands, are just thirty miles from the city. While their 800,000 human neighbors dine on steak, salad, and sandwiches, the white sharks hunt for their favorite meal.” This opening catapults us into the hunt. And what are those great white […]