Read Alouds, Lessons and Plans…Oh My

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The artistic community has really stepped up to help keep folks engaged, entertained and informed during the Covid-19 outbreak.  There are author read-alouds, writing and illustrating exercises,live dance classes and free concerts everywhere I turn. It makes me proud to be a member of this community, who sprung into action even before mandatory shut downs.

We’d like to make sure we’re sharing the curation load to bring you content that will help you to find great books and authors. To start, below are links to two mini-lessons and a read-aloud from some of our Brown Bookshelf family and a link to an entire bank of resources curated by author, Kate Messner.

Enjoy and stay well.

Tracey Baptiste, author of The Jumbies series, talks mythology and finding the similarities in the different mythologies.

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich reads from Someday is Now, the inspirational story of the celebrated civil rights leader, Clara Luper, who led one of the first lunch-counter sit-ins in America.

Paula Chase, author of  Dough Boys, talks about how to write stories revolved around your unique traits.

Complete Authors and Illustrators Resource List for Learning Anywhere – Spring 2020, courtesy of Kate Messner, author of CHIRP and History Smashers: Women’s Right To Vote

This large and inclusive list also includes content from Black creatives: Author and Poet, Nikki Grimes; Author of The Magic in Changing Your Stars, Leah Henderson; and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds.

3 thoughts on “Read Alouds, Lessons and Plans…Oh My

  1. I;m a recent author of children’s books. I’ a retired senior citizen. I’m not experienced with publishing. How do I get my books on The Brown Bookshelf?

    Bettie Birch

    The Farmers Party, and
    The Witch and The Grape Tree

  2. I enjoyed the comparative lesson on the different mythological creatures. I love mythology so that was very informative. I will certainly get connected with some of your books on the Jumbies. Is this what they called the mythological creations where author Batiste is from. Where I am from the low-country of the Carolinas they called them Dukies. I am enjoying all of what you all have posted. I am an inspiring writer so a very informative site.

  3. Hello Mrs. Hyman,

    I’ve have enjoyed the read aloud and lessons with my family. We will most definitely pass this along to others. I think it’s just great what you’re doing-especially at this time. In fact, I’m going to pass this on to all the students at the school I work at I know they will enjoy it! My Professor in my Early Childhood Class passed as part of an assignment.

    Thanks Again

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