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.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mama Miti

Mama Miti by Donna Jo Napoli

This story was definitely delightful and inspirational. Not only does it speak about the culture of a Kenyan tribe, it also talks about how a village of people, through the help of one woman was able to preserve their countryside once again.
This story spoke to me because it helps elevate students who are girls realize that they too can accomplish wonderful feats. The woman this book was dedicated to was a remarkable woman named Wangari Muta Maathai. She was the first African-American to win the Nobel Peace Prize peace in 2004. She was also the first woman from Eastern Africa to receive a PhD. With that PhD she was able to do do research that help transform her country.

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