Daniel was in Kindergarten when I bought him a wonderful book called,"My Brother Martin". The book was written by Christine King Farris about her brother Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Her book is filled with details of his life as a child. The laughter they shared and the pain. The book captures it all . Martin was told by his white friends that they were no longer allowed to play with him because he was black. Daniel was moved . Daniel wrote about the dream that Martin had as a child. Daniel's teacher proudly took him to the principal's office to read his paper. He stood tall and proud and even though he was shy,his voice was steady. I was not present but Daniel's teacher shared all the details with me. I smiled with pride. Last night we read the book at bedtime. The book is not like the long chapter books that he reads now but the message is giant like the man that conceived the dream.
I am so grateful for this book recommendation here and on my blog. I plan to buy this book before January of next year. So wonderful that you have so organically incorporated history into your relationship with your son.ReplyDelete
Thank you,Aidan. I choose the books I read with a purpose to teach him about important issues and make him aware. Of course we also read books that are just fun books!ReplyDelete