Monday, January 23, 2017

These Hands

Written by: Margaret H. Mason and Floyd Cooper

First line: Look at these hands, Joseph.

Why you should read this book: Based on a true story, a grandfather reminisces about what his hands once has the power to accomplish, and rejoices in what power remains to them. As he teaches his grandchild the skills he has learned throughout his life, he also tells the boy about his own part in the civil rights movement, and the protests against prohibitions against black people in the baking industry. Meanwhile, the boy takes delight in all the abilities he has learned from his grandfather.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You don't believe in teaching children that they can do anything.

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