Former teacher Jeanne Gehret has published several read-aloud picture books on ADHD. The books include additional information for parents. This title is from the Coping Series.
I look forward to seeing this book.
Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression, by Mildred Armstrong Kalish.
This unsentimental memoir–the title gives a good precis–by a retired English Professor makes a good readaloud. There’s plenty of summer fun, winter fun, and hard work recollected in tranquility. Delicious-sounding recipes appear frequently, with all the high-calorie ingredients farm families had at hand and needed to support their labor-intensive days. The style is unstudied, seemingly honed by frequent retelling, rather than reminiscent of the academic setting.
Although Kalish’s memories are of the 1930′s, many of her stories could almost have found their place in the books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Rural life changed slowly, until relatively recently.
This would be a good book to read aloud to an older friend or relative, one that would spark memories and family discussions.