The Patrick Henry Post

September 20th, 2019

Highlight on Reading

Can you remember a book that impacted you as a child? Perhaps it was your family's favorite book to read at bedtime, the first book you learned how to read independently, or maybe the book you kept coming back to even though you had already read it a hundred times. Was it a book with a relatable character or set of circumstances? Books that allow the reader to connect seem to carry a magical power with them. Our goal at Patrick Henry is to provide that magical reading experience to every one of our students.


Last week, the Patrick Henry staff received professional development on exposing our students to books that represent children of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds. A local business, EyeSeeMe African American Children's Bookstore, brought their passion for sharing books with characters, authors, and illustrators of color, and inspired all of us to provide representative books in our school and classroom libraries. This week's Patrick Henry Post is dedicated to providing recommended books by grade level that depict characters of color. If you had an especially powerful book that you identified with as a child or as an adult, send your recommendations to deborah.rogers@slps.org!


Please visit EyeSeeMe's website for more information and resources!

Website: https://www.eyeseeme.com/

EyeSeeMe featured on Steve Harvey: https://youtu.be/HFkfPu2jCoQ

Book Recommendations, Pre-school

Book Recommendations, Kindergarten

Book Recommendations, 1st Grade

Book Recommendations, 2nd Grade

Book Recommendations, 3rd Grade

Book Recommendations, 4th Grade

Book Recommendations, 5th Grade

Book Recommendations: Related Arts

Book Recommendations: Staff Members