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The Lesson of the Lark — Laura Cobb

The Lesson of the Lark — Laura Cobb


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Book description:

Illustrated by Maya James

The Lesson of the Lark: Celebrating the Centennial of Nineteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

The seeds of justice for women were planted in New York, on a mid-July day in 1848. Later known as the Seneca Falls Convention, this event propelled the vision for equality, and launched the inception for the Nineteenth Amendment.

LESSON OF THE LARK is a moving one-sit, historical fiction, picture book for children and teens. It celebrates the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment of the United States constitution. Richly written in prose, this story teaches the importance of equality and tolerance through the eyes of a girl, a lark, and a gardener. It inspires readers to let their conscience be their guide by following the golden rule. It challenges readers to stand up, and take action for what they believe in. It offers words of wisdom about the tragedy of discrimination. Through symbolism and metaphor, this story speaks of integrity and perseverance. This beautifully crafted book serves as a testament to liberty, and the dire need for compassion and balance for humanity.

The target audience for this work is children ages 10–16. The reading level and vocabulary complexity have been strategically structured in a manner that will lead to differentiation within the creation of lessons.

It is intended to be rigorous, while also maintaining a developmentally appropriate balance. The learning objectives can be independently modified in order to achieve success for every learner.

In addition, this work and instructional materials have been aligned to the Common Core State Standards for use with students from 4th grade through 10th grade.

The Teacher Resources provided include: Vocabulary Terms, Vocabulary Test, Comprehension Study Guide, Comprehension Test,The Illustrations ... A Closer Look, Essay Questions, Video Link References, and Test Keys.

LAURA KNIGHT COBB is an author, lyricist, and poet. She lives in Traverse City, Michigan, with her husband of 25 years. She is a proud mother of two remarkable teens. As a teacher of 25 years, she has educated students in every grade K-8 in; Florida, England, Texas, Switzerland, Michigan, and Scotland. She received an honorary Fulbright Award, and earned Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

MAYA JAMES is an illustrator, storyteller, spoken word poet, organizing activist, political multimedia artist currently residing in Traverse City, Michigan. Maya continues to deliver speeches pertaining to social injustice. She was a featured artist during Artprize 2018 at the Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives.

JUVENILE FICTION / Politics & Government

8.5x11 inches
58 pages, full color, illustrated
includes teacher resource materials
Hardcover: $17.37 (retail $28.95)
ISBN: 978-1-950659-02-9
Softcover: $13.77 (retail $22.95)
ISBN: 978-1-943995-85-1

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