Presented by Christy Segura EDEL 411 Section B
Genre: Descriptive Writing
Topic/Themes: Reading and celebrating books is important and fun for all!
- 2010 Pura Belpre Award for Illustration
- 2010 Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book
- 2010 ALA Notable Children's Book
About the Author
About the Illustrator
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Notable Multicultural Book
2. Includes a member of a "minority" group for a purpose other than filling a "quota." This book is absolutely filled with diversity. Children of every ethnicity are portrayed, and not just as "space fillers," but as children, children who genuinely love reading. Every page of the book includes children of at least 2 different cultures. The diversity does not stop there, though! The illustrator also chose to include a page with a child in a wheelchair racing to the library. These "minority" group children in the story are not filling a "quota," but are the characters in the book, the ones the author and illustrator are using to show the enjoyment and love that comes with learning through these characters.
3. Illustrations should complement and enhance the imagery of the story. Children's cultures are also shown to be valued through the minor details the author chose to include throughout the story. Children are seen reading books of different languages and even different homes from different places throughout the world are seen on one page. With the illustrations used, the author tried to incorporate values to enhance the stories such as the importance of reading together with families and as well as the notion that, when reading, you can travel to any world and be anything.
Book Fiesta! by Csegura711@gmail.com
Book Fiesta! Lesson Plan
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
- The lesson will begin with the teacher asking the students to draw a picture of their favorite place to read and writing a sentences telling us where that is.
- Once the drawings are complete, the teacher will ask about their pictures as well as their previous reading experiences. Where is your favorite place to read? Have you ever read in an interesting place? Have you ever been read to in a different language? Note that people in other countries enjoy reading, too, and it's something that we all share in common.
- Explain that, in Mexico, they have a day called El día de los niños/El día de los libros (The day of the children/ the day of the books) to celebrate children and reading together! This book is written by the lady who brought that to the United States as well because she wanted us to have a day to celebrate those things too.
- Read the story aloud. As the story is read, have the students point out the different places the children are reading in this story as well as the experiences they have reading it. What do you see in this picture? Where are these types of houses usually (referring to the picture with a building from China, and one from Mexico)? Do you think the children sitting next to each other are friends? Why are these kids dressed as pirates and mermaids? Do people ride on elephants and go into submarines while they read?
- Once the book has been read, together, the class will discuss what they saw and their favorite pictures from the story.
- The students will then draw a picture that describes what they have seen in the book of where students were reading and write 2 sentences describing it.