The One School, One Book project is a school-wide, culturally responsive initiative that brings a shared monthly read-aloud picture book into every classroom at The Children’s School.
This year we are excited to work with Lee & Low publishing, the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the country. Beyond publishing beautiful, inclusive, culturally diverse titles, Lee & Low also provides additional resources to help support the use of books in the classroom, as well as at home.
We invite you to explore Lee & Low’s resources by clicking on the links provided next to the featured monthly titles.
ICT PreK-1/ 6:1:1 All
Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream
By Crystal Hubbard, Illustrated by Randy DuBurke
View the Teacher’s Guide here: https://www.leeandlow.com/books/catching-the-moon/teachers_guide
If there was anything in the world better than playing baseball, Marcenia Lyle didn’t know what it was. As a young girl in the 1930s, she chased down fly balls and stole bases, and dreamed of one day playing professional ball.
With spirit, spunk, and a great passion for the sport, Marcenia struggled to overcome the objections of family, friends, and coaches, who felt a girl had no place in the field. When she finally won a position in a baseball summer camp sponsored by the St. Louis Cardinals, Marcenia was on her way to catching her dream.
Full of warmth and youthful energy, Catching the Moon is the story of the girl who grew up to become the first woman to play for an all-male professional baseball team. Readers everywhere will be inspired by her courage to dream and determination to succeed.
Baseball Saved Us By Ken Mochizuki
Illustrated by Dom Lee
View the Teacher’s Guide Here: https://www.leeandlow.com/books/baseball-saved-us/teachers_guide
The groundbreaking children’s book about the Japanese American concentration camp experience during World War II.
After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Shorty and his family, along with thousands of other Japanese Americans, have been forced to relocate from their home to Camp. One day Shorty’s dad looks out across the desert and decides they should build a baseball field. Fighting the heat, dust, and freezing cold nights, the prisoners need something to look forward to, even if only for nine innings. So in this unlikely place, surrounded by barbed-wire fences and guards in towers, a baseball league is born. And Shorty soon finds that he is playing not only to win, but to gain dignity and self-respect.