November 2021 Archives
Lesson #1 - Itzhak Perlman
Lesson #2 - Blind Tom Wiggins
There are some fabulous books to read this month!
For your older children, I have included three middle grades selections at the end of this list - if you can only choose one I would suggest Fish In A Tree - but they are ALL memorable books!
We will be reading Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin and also Song in a Rainstorm in our live lessons because they are such a perfect introduction to both Itzhak Perlman and Blind Tom Wiggins.
* Parents, I enjoyed watching Itzhak on Amazon Prime - a documentary about Itzhak Perlman. This is geared more for adults - you may decide after viewing it that you want your older kids to watch as well - but I do believe there was just a tiny bit of foul language in it, so beware.
( As we prepare to study Fiddler on the Roof in January 2022 I think this is a very interesting look at the history of Jews in Europe. )
*Note: One of the upper grade books, Speechless, is very good. There are, however, more mature themes in this book (adultery and some emotional abuse of a chid that has special needs) - this might be best previewed by you before letting your middle grades child read it.
Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the ViolinSong in a Rainstorm: The Story of Musical Prodigy ThomasStevie Wonder (Little People, BIG DREAMS, 56)When Charley Met Emma (Charley and Emma Stories, 1)All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything (Inspiring Activism and Diversity Book About Children with Special Needs)Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis BrailleLouis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the BlindWho Was Louis Braille?A Picture Book of Louis Braille (Picture Book Biography)Fish in a TreeSpeechlessOut of My Mind