Thursday, May 21, 2015

I Pledge Allegiance #bookaday 5/21

I Pledge Allegiance, by Pat Mora and Libby Martinez, is a beautiful story of Libby helping her great aunt, Lobo, to become a citizen.  They practice reciting the Pledge of Allegiance together to get ready for Lobo's citizenship ceremony.  Some of the ideals named in the Pledge are explored, like what it means to be "indivisible", and characteristics of good citizens are named.

I'm on my school's Character Education committee and we look to find books that would be appropriate for each trait.  I plan on recommending I Pledge Allegiance for our citizenship book. I  think it would open up rich discussion about immigration, patriotism, and the responsibilities of citizens. 

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