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.
This week I read:
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Oooh, this one could definitely be a Caldecott contender. I love the illustrations and sepia tones with pops of blue and red, the creative text styles, word play, and the story of how the transcontinental railroad changed the country. I'm definitely buying Locomotive for my classroom library!
A Nation's Hope by Matt De La Pena, illustrated by Kadir Nelson