Promoting Diverse Stories Through Book Talks
This fall, the MABC writing group of fifth-graders have incorporated Book Talks into the broadcast.
In an effort to showcase the diverse nature of our own school community, students have focused on promoting books from diverse authors and multicultural themes. Students worked independently or with a partner to read the story and then write a commercial for it.
In their commercial, students gave an overview of the story and also spoke about the message being conveyed by the author. Some of the books students have been reading are: The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad, Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o, Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel, Under My Hijab by Hena Khan, and My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero.