March is the month for National Pi Day, so it's fortunate that we got a new picture book that celebrates pie as the background story. Many people ate pizza and pie on March 14, but those pies were not as important as the pies discussed in our book. Pies from Nowhere by Dee Romito was published in November, and is sure to be a great resource for teaching children about the behind the scenes work that helped the Civil Rights Movement succeed. Ladies cooked delicious food, including pies, to feed the people who carried out the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Some of the food was sold to raise money, as well, to help fund the boycott.
Monday, March 18, 2019
One of my very favorite wordless picture books is Tuesday by David Wiesner. Frogs on lily pads mysteriously gain the ability to fly one Tuesday evening, and no one understands what is going on. What type of creature will fly through the air next Tuesday? Read this fun book to find out.