Read Aloud Tips
Before reading, have students study the pictures and predict what the book is about.
Stop periodically, show students the images, and let them predict what will happen next.
Mass incarceration is a huge issue in America. Introduce age-appropriate articles to your students and allow this to foster discussion around this issue, as well as other injustices here in America.
Create a safe space for your students to talk about incarceration. This could be a reality for some of your students. Let them know they are safe and allow them to take time to get comfortable.
“This poignant picture book chronicles a joyfil girl narrator’s hard-to-bear anticipation and special preparations for a journey with her grandmother to see her father.. . A shared feeling of hope and tenderness pervades each spread.” – Publisher’s Weekly