Shelf Help January 2020
This is a beautifully illustrated picture book written and illustrated by Matthew Forsythe. What were Pokko’s parents thinking when they gave her a drum? The drumming is too loud inside their tiny mushroom home, so Pokko’s father sends her outside where other musicians join her to create a magical forest band.
This book offers a behind the scenes look at the people who worked with Dr. King to create his famous “I Have a Dream” speech and how he prepared to deliver it. This inspiring, powerful book is a great addition to any classroom or library.
This book shares the story of Frederick August Kittel Jr. and his love of words and reading. As a child, he learned to read by looking at cereal boxes and was an avid visitor of the Philadelphia Public Library. Despite his many rejections, Frederick persevered and became a renowned African-American playwright.