Books Reviewed + music connection ideas
- The Mitten by many authors
- The Secret of the Plátano by Luz Maria Mack
- The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson
- Change Sings by Amanda Gorman
- In My Heart by Jo Witik
- Just Help by Sonia Sotomayor
- Ohana Means Family by Ilima Loomis
- Sun Wishes by Patricia Storms and Milan Pavlovic
This Ukrainian folk tale has been rewritten by many authors. The most obvious music connection I found is the addition of animals to the mitten which just screams CUMULATIVE form. This resource has a single song with cumulative form OR the form could be the skeleton of an entire program where each animal is a section of the concert.
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The Secret of the Plátano
Set in the Dominican Republic, this gorgeous book is about the love between abuela and her grandson, and the magic of dancing and nature.
The Year We Learned to Fly
“Fly Away” is a companion resource to “The Year We Learned to Fly.”
“The Change Is You” and “Change the World With Kindness” are companion resources to “Change Sings” by Amanda Gorman.
Ohana Means Family
A great book about Hawaiian culture to use with multiple grade levels! K-2 can use movement and un-pitched percussion and grades 3-5 can use movement and barred instruments!
A song that would complement the learning in the book.
This old chant was set to music by Winona Beamer. The kahuli (tree snails) or pūpū kanioe (land shells) are the singing snails of legend. Winona Beamer was a champion of authentic and ancient Hawaiian culture, publishing many books, musical scores, as well as audio and video recordings on the subject.
In My Heart
Just Help by Sonia Sotomayor
Next books to be added:
- The Earth Gives More
- Holi Hai