Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sleepy Bear Celebrates African American History Month

Hi Book Buddies,

Did you  know that February is African American History month? My reading and writing teacher, Kathleen, told me it is a month to remember all the African Americans in history who struggled to have rights and privileges and helped our country.

I asked Kathleen if there are any books I can read that were written by African Americans. She said “absolutely!”

Day 1


One of her favorite books is Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold.




Tar Beach is about an 8 year old girl named Cassie who dreams about flying. Cassie says anyone can fly. “All you need is somewhere to go you can’t get to any other way.”  I’m going to read this book today and learn how to fly someplace I can’t get to any other way, too!

Check back later and I’ll tell you more about the story and about the author.

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear

1 comment:

Aiyah said...

dear sleepy bear. i just wanted to say thank you for coming to our class room and please say to moosey-moose that i said thank you too. how was the book sleepy bear.