children’s literature

The Year We Learned to Fly

Jacqueline Woodson’s new book, with its magnificent illustrations by Rafael López, is an inspiring story of the power of our minds to overcome challenges and hardship, and to imagine other possibilities. Over the course of a year, two young siblings experience boredom, anger, loneliness, and rejection. Their grandmother tells them to use their minds, saying: The Year We Learned to Fly

They All Saw A Cat

The picture book They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel describes what an array of different creatures — a child, a snake, a mouse, a bee, etc. — observe when they see a cat. At the end of the book, we are asked to imagine what the cat sees when it looks into the They All Saw A Cat