Thursday, October 15, 2015

109:120 George Washington by Ingri & Edgar d'Aulaire

Another short but well done history of George Washington.  Again, this had good information from birth to death along with the beautiful illustrations that the d'Aulaires are known for.  I have seen some reviews that make note of how slavery is dealt with (there is a picture of George riding his horse around the fields filled with happy, smiling slaves as well as other written references to of this sort).  Instead of shying away from this, which was a prevalent attitude of the time this was written, I used it to open up discussion of the realities of slavery with my 4th grader and how it has taken a long time for people to even begin to start understanding just how truly evil it is and how it's still impacting our society today.

Page count: 60p/28,534p ytd/243,450p lifetime

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