A sample of books to use with individual students, small groups, and in class lessons to support character education and lessons on citizenship.
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson
A beautiful and powerful story about Audrey Faye Hendricks, the youngest child arrested for protesting in Birmingham, AL. This true story can spark powerful discussions of rights and citizenship.
Activity: Get students excited to read the book by watching the book trailer.
After reading check out the numerous resources on the authors webpage.
“It Takes a Village offers a universal, unifying message. It captures perfectly Clinton’s vision of a multicultural America working toward a constructive goal. So hopeful and forward-looking.” —The Washington Post
I couldn’t have said it better! I love using this story to talk about working together to achieve great things.
Activity: Your favorite STEM inspired challenge, like the Marshmallow Tower Challenge.
Todd’s colorful and simple book has a big message- the choices you make can make a BIG difference. While silly and playful, it’s an important book to discuss being a good citizen and taking care of our earth.
Michael is a super hero, caped crusader helping the earth by his super power “recycling.” This book is a rhyming good time. Check out the follow up Michael Recycle Meets Litterbug Doug.
Activities: There is an extensive Book Companion on TPT.
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