Thanks to Kid Lit Frenzy, I made a goal to read more children's nonfiction this year which I will be featuring on my blog every Wednesday.
Yesterday, I finished reading A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park to my sixth graders. This book will be a great follow-up:
Our World of Water: Children and Water Around the World by Beatrice Hollyer
environmental, multicultural, nonfiction-challenge-2013, picture-book, social-studies-connections, survival, water
The great photographs and information about children in various countries and their relationships with water are interesting and eye-opening. It's fascinating to see how people around the world live and survive. In a country where we take water for granted, it's hard to believe that there are people living in places where clean water is difficult to find. My students were moved to action after watching videos like the one below and listening to A Long Walk to Water. We're so excited to be participating in a project that will raise money for Water for South Sudan, Inc.!
For more information about our project, go to Nerdy Book Club.
What nonfiction did YOU read this week?