The Classroom Bookshelf
Inside The Classroom Bookshelf

Complicating and Celebrating Identity: Where Are You From?

The titular question of this picturebook is one that anyone who appears or sounds different in a given social community has probably heard. Though simple in its phrasing, the implications for asking and answering “Where are you from?” are anything but simple.

A Home for Mr. Emerson

Written by Barbara Kerley, Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham Published by Scholastic Press, 2014 ISBN 978-0-545-35088-4 Grades 3-8 Book Review Ralph Waldo Emerson himself ushers the reader through the front door and into his home on the title page of Barbara Kerley and Edwin Fotheringham’s latest collaboration. The title page also introduces the palette of orange, […]