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Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
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Aug 28, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: new-students, anxious-students

I love this book because I can completely relate to it. Everyone in this world is unique. Sometimes the most beautiful thing a person has is their individuality, and with that comes their name. This book illustrates how an individual can second guess themselves after other people place their opinion. However, it is lovely because it shows how to stand firm and to stand up and be yourself. I think this is great especially in classrooms where there is a lot of evident diversity. Children can be very embarassed by their name, but we as teachers must encourage them to embrace the name that they were given because it can have a significance that is truly special. And if anything else, it is THEIRS! It is (mostimes) the first thing they learn to read/write! Names are so important and this book really shows the value of names and individuality!

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