Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins By Michele Meadows…
I Will Be Fierce By Bea Birdson and Illustrated By Nidhi Chanani
It’s a brand-new day, and a young girl decides to take on the world like a brave explorer heading off on an epic fairytale quest. From home to school and back again, our hero conquers the Mountain of Knowledge (the library), forges new bridges (friendships), and leads the victorious charge home on her steed (the school bus).Goodreads
This story is a powerful declaration about courage, confidence, kindness, and finding the extraordinary in everyday moments.
My Thoughts While Reading
- Can we talk about the cover and the title first? I mean, look at how confident and powerful the character looks. Also, I love the use of the word FIERCE. I am already empowered.
- The dinosaur pajamas…my daughter is all about dinosaurs and that illustration just made me smile.
- I love that the words are more “fantasy” in style yet the pictures are showing the real side of her words. The metaphors with the words and pictures would make for a great discussion.
- A writing prompt: Have students write their own version for middle school life.
This book is MUST READ for my classroom Bookaday. I mean…seriously. We must all read this book because
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