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Monday, June 21, 2010
Summer Reading Underway
I am almost finished reading "the Evolution of Calpurnia Tate." This was an award winning book that flew under my radar. I received it just before school ended this year, and decided it was one to take home for summer reading. I am so glad I did; it is an interesting look back to life at the turn of the century, what things are the same and what things are different for girls today. Each chapter has a heading that is a quote from Charles Darwin, Callie's grandfather is doing his own study of wildlife and corresponding with Darwin, a new voice that not everyone agrees with. This would be a great read aloud for middle grades, as a subtle introduction to plant and animal classification and the importance of study through the naturalist lens.