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Sister Anne's Hands by Marybeth Lorbiecki
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Nov 09, 2011

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Sister Annes Hands tells the story of a child who's teacher is African American in the 1960s. Her parents are concerned about her color which confuses Anna who thinks her teachers going to be pink or green. When she finally meets Sister Anne she realizes her teacher is black. Some of the other students write a mean note about the teacher so she decides to show her students the injustices done to African Americans by whites. The students start to put themselves in her shoes and realize that they were wrong for judging her based on the color of her skin. This book would be good for teaching younger students about racial issues or in social studies leading up to the civil rights movement. The students will also enjoy the illustrations which have a dreamlike feeling to them and are seen through the eyes of a 7 year old.
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