Below is an annotated list of children's literature for the elementary classroom. The books are organized by the Six Elements of Social Justice Curriculum Design (Picower, 2007). It is based on work by pre-service teachers at Montclair State University. They have read and reviewed these books and provided insights into how they can be used in K-5 settings.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Momma, Where Are You From?

Element # 1 : Momma, Where Are You From?
Author: Marie Bradby
Illustrated by: Chris K. Soentpiet
Best For: Pre-k -2nd

Momma, Where Are You From by Marie Bradby is an outstanding story about a mother’s unforgettable reply to her child’s question about her childhood. Momma, Where Are You From teaches children about self-love and knowledge through a heartwarming story. Momma, Where Are You From tells a unique story of a little girl’s heritage through the eyes of her mother. Throughout the book momma tells the story of her childhood. She talks about her laundry, foods she ate, her neighborhood, schooling, responsibilities and games she use to play. I have thought about ways I would use this book in my classroom and the following came to mind. I would first read this book out loud to my class. I would then encourage my students parents to tell their children (my students) their own stories of where their from. I would have my students create their own books sharing where there from. I believe by parents sharing with their children stories about their past, children learn about their heritage and culture. If children learn and understand their heritage as well as culture they will appreciate where there from much more.

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