the book has a beat and a rhythm to it that fit with the main character. it was a book we could dance to and as such, a beautiful way to introduce a historic figure.
this is the story of “brave bessie” coleman, the first african american female pilot. we enjoyed both the illustrations and the story itself. to my 3.5 year old, there are few things better than rhyming words, except maybe repeated phrases that she can exclaim dramatically and loudly. at the book’s end, rest assured that our neighbors were well aware that “nobody owns the sky!”
what do princesses do? grace and her classmates learn about some historical princesses that did something other than eat an apple, lose their shoes, fall asleep and kiss princes. the boys in graces class also decide that princes are quiet interesting as well. this book refers to the fairytale/legend of mufaro’s daughter so that’s a good tie in. my girl was most interested in the princesses that led armies.