by Anne Rockwell
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Happy Mother’s Day!
In my constant endeavor to find books that reflect diversity, I ran across this great book by author Anne Rockwell. I thought the timing couldn’t be more perfect!
Mother’s Day is set in Mrs. Madoff’s class where children (reflecting different cultures and ethnicities) discuss the different ways they will celebrate the holiday, making breakfast, hiking, snuggling, etc. The children were asked to bring in a button for class that they use in making a special tissue paper flower for mom (bonus: instructions are included). I enjoyed many things about the book (illustrations are darling) but I especially liked that a single mother is represented along with a grandmother raising her granddaughter. The children and mothers spent lots of time picking out their button and had little stories about why they chose their particular button. Mom’s didn’t know what the button was for and were surprised that it was to make a flower. Really sweet book! Buy your copy here!
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2 thoughts on “Children’s Book: “Mother’s Day” (multiracial)”
the little blond haired girl could be my daughter and the Black girl her cousin. When the picture came u I just started to laugh at the resemblance to the 2 girls when they were little.
It’s one of my favorite too! Thanks for the comment Linda!