Palabras de grandes
Grades 3 - 5
Available Spring 2021
The award-winning and critically acclaimed Big Words series by Doreen Rappaport give young readers an accessible, thorough introduction to the lives of our nation’s most compelling historical figures. Drawing upon quotes from her subjects, along with a variety of sources, Rappaport’s lyrical prose creates very human portraits of Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Wilma Mankiller, and Frederick Douglass. By beginning from childhood and showing the obstacles that the subjects faced on their paths of accomplishment, the books allow readers to admire and identify with people who might once have seemed difficult to relate to. Illustrated by an impressive roster of award-winning artists, these people and their worlds are recreated with accuracy and in stunning detail.
CLASSROOM MUST-HAVES: The user-friendliness of picturebook biographies has made them a favorite in classrooms and school libraries, and the books' timeline and resources, including primary-source quotes on every spread, will make each of them an essential purchase for CORE curriculum.
Series Titles* Las poderosas palabras de Martin Wilma regresa a casa Eleanor ya no se calla Las honestas palabras de Abraham El viaje de Frederick *Substitutions to titles in Libraries will be made as needed.