Tuesday, February 2, 2016

One Plastic Bag named a 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young Readers


Growing up, I didn't really like social studies (other than geography, thanks to my fifth grade teacher). I considered history boring and full of dates and wars and people I couldn't relate to. 

Today's educational materials, especially books, are changing how history is presented, and who is included. Thank goodness.

It is surprising to reflect on how I felt about social studies growing up, and realizing that now I have two books with Lerner Publishing Group shelved in the social studies section (Whose Hands Are These? and One Plastic Bag).



So today's news—that One Plastic Bag was named a 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People—is surely a surprise, but also an honor. 

Teachers, please introduce yourself to the wonderful books and authors on this list — they will engage your most reluctant readers or history-haters (like me) and bring nonfiction to life.

http://www.cbcbooks.org/2015-notable-social-studies-trade-books-for-young-people/

Also, please check out the Library of Congress's archived video of Isatou's and my presentation at the Young Reader's Center in Washington, D.C.

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