Reader's Studio: Infamous Readers, Famous People
It had been almost two whole months since the Reader's Studio gang got together. We had a lot of catching up to do. And, hooray, we had a new friend named Frank at our February 7 meeting! We all read books about famous people. Some of us brought a biography, and some brought a historical fiction novel. All of us brought interesting facts about our famous person. Even Miss Polly and Miss Katie Jane learned a lot! Did you know that Walt Disney was an ambulance driver in France during World War I? Or that Benjamin Franklin seriously electrocuted himself over three times? That's just a taste of what you will learn if you tackle some of these highly recommended books.
Caroline = Who Was Walt Disney? by Whitney Stewart
Daniel = Benjamin Franklin, American Genius: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities by Brandon Marie Miller
Erin = Rosa by Nikki Giovanni (Rosa Parks)
Frank = book about Pocahontas (don't know specific title and author, but lots of great ones in the Kid Zone, JB POC)
Holly = A Girl Named Helen Keller by Margo Lundell
Isabella = Who Was Harriet Tubman? by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Jessica = also read about Harriet Tubman (and so can you, JB TUB)
Miss Katie Jane = Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller (Annie Sullivan)
Miss Polly = Sir Charlie Chapman, the Funniest Man in the World by Sid Fleischman
Miss Polly had a great idea for this month's craft. We made lanyards featuring interesting facts and illustrations about our famous person. They were so eye-catching that many people in the library stopped us to ask about them. What a great way to share our love of reading and our newfound knowledge!
Next time (Monday, March 21 at 6:30 pm), the Reader's Studio will focus on . . . Mystery. And we'd love to have even more amateur detective readers join our group, so read the mystery book of your choice then call to sign up: 444-7833.