Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday #nfpb15

I’m linking to Alyson Beecher’s Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday at Kid Lit Frenzy today.

I’ve highlighted two brand new books below:

My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth

Publisher: Harper Collins

Publication Date: January 20, 2015

Written in the fiery voice of Sojourner Truth herself, this is the story of her early life in slavery and her transformation from Isabella Baumfree to Sojourner Truth.  “I think with a name like Sojourner Truth a body has some respect at last.”  A pioneer in her time, Sojourner Truth, an ex-slave spoke for black freedom and women’s rights.

Check out Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books for my ideas on how to use this book in the classroom.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher.


Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

Publisher: Henry Holt

Publication Date: January 20, 2015

When Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear for sale at a Canadian train station, he knew he could care for it.  Harry was a veterinarian.  But he was also a soldier in training for World War I.  Harry named the bear Winnie, short for Winnipeg, his company’s hometown, and he took her along to training camp in England.  Winnie became the regiment’s much-loved mascot, but who could care for the bear when Harry had to go to battle in France? Harry found just the right place for Winnie: the London Zoo.  There a boy named Christopher Robin came along and played with Winnie.

Check out Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books for my ideas on how to use this in the classroom.

©2015 by Dawn Little for My Learning Life. All Amazon links are affiliate links and may result in my receiving a small commission. This is at no additional cost to you.



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