Jen Vincent at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee Moye and Ricki Ginsburg at Unleashing Readers cohost It's Monday! What are You Reading? weekly on their blogs. To see what others are reading and recommending each Monday, or to participate, be sure to head over to these blogs.
At the Book Expo in May, I was introduced to Brad Meltzer's new biography series: Ordinary People Change the World. As soon as I read I am Jackie Robinson, I was hooked on the series and new I would need to purchase every book in the series and share them with our 3rd grade teachers who immerse students in a biography unit. It is a very engaging series for 3rd and 4th grade biography units. I love the structure of it and how it has actual photos and a timeline in the back of the book too. The illustrations by Christopher Eliopoulos help bring the story to life and will instantly pull students into the life story of each person.
Some of the other books in this series are:
I personally can't wait to read I am Lucille Ball which will be available on July 14th - I have already pre-ordered it!
Enjoy this series!