Book review: I Am a Story, by Dan Yaccarino.

Yaccarino, Dan. I Am A Story. HarperCollins Publishing, 2016. Unp. $17.99. ISBN 9780062411068. Ages 4-8. P8Q8

yaccarino-i-am-a-storyThe history of how a story was recorded and passed on changes from the beginning shared around a campfire to living on forever. It is a simple yet a powerful message. The vocabulary to explain such concepts as censored and banned books provides a good discussion. The pictures and message of stories going on is wonderful. Verdict: I plan to read it in my 3rd grade classroom, to teach the importance and power of writing and discuss the aspects of books being censored or banned.

November 2016 review by Deborah Gwynn.

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