140. When the Shadbush Blooms by Carla Messinger with Susan Katz
Topics: Lenni Lenape, generations, past, present, cycles, family, seasons, farming, nature
Units of Study: Nonfiction, Content Area, Memoir
Tribes: mutual respect
Reading Skills: monitoring for sense, interpretation, synthesis
My Thoughts: This is a great text to support a Social Studies unit on the Lenni Lenape. In this book, the illustrations really tell the story and support interpretation work. The narration is illustrated on the right hand pages: A modern Lenape family farms, weatherizes their house to prepare for winter, fishes for shad, and plays games in the snow. On the left hand pages, a Lenape family from the past do the same activities.
Entry filed under: Female Authors, nonfiction, Picture Books. Tags: content-area, cycles, family, farming, generations, interpretation, Lenni Lenape, memoir, monitoring for sense, mutual respect, nature, nonfiction, past, present, seasons, synthesis.