Monday, May 14, 2007

Amazing Picture Book

Thanks to Cay's Catholic Mosaic, I have found an amazing picture book that can be used at so many different levels. Sister Anne's Hands by Marybeth Lorbiecki is quite a wonderful picture book about life in the mid to late 60's, when a black Catholic nun comes to teach in a very white Catholic second grade. The children, picking up what their parents say, are afraid that her "blackness" will rub off ... but Sr. Anne teaches them a lesson in opening their hearts and their hands to all.

We really like this book! After reading it, we decided to make our own hand pictures -- which are up in dining room so when Dad comes home tonight the kids can narrate the story to him and explain our "art" ...


Joannof10 said...

We read this book and loved it. I posted our projects under "Reading,Reading,Reading" on my blog.
Tell the kids "great artwork"

Joannof10 said...

We read this book and thought it was wonderful. I posted our projects on our blog under "Reading,Reading,Reading". Tell the kids "great artwork.