Saturday, April 15, 2017

Miss T's Collection



Becoming a book blogger did not cross my mind when I decided to start a blog. My first idea was to start a blog that discussed activities in the classroom.  When I did my rough draft for the first blog, I was not satisfied. I felt like that blog was too similar to other classroom activity blogs, so I deleted that draft. After deletion and brainstorming, my mind went to my childhood and what I really enjoyed doing.......reading.
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by BillMartin/Eric Carle


Books, Art, Dolls, and Science were always my favorite things during my childhood. My room was filled with these things, but I had more books than anything. The issue that I discovered was that books written by authors of color and books that feature children from different backgrounds were hard to find or people did not know about these types of books. 

First Ladies 



My curiosity on this topic started in college. Needless to say, I had a good experience and a bad experience dealing with diversity in children's literature during my college days. Both of those experiences formulated this vision for this blog. The other reason was my father and his love for books. If you know him, you know he has them everywhere, but I will save his story for another post : ).

Mr. Lincoln's Way by Patricia Polacco





Are you There God? It's Me Margaret. by Judy Blume

So because it is the one year anniversary of the #diversekidlit, I decided to do something different. I wanted to show images of my favorite books in my home collection. I am kinda of indecisive when it comes to a list of my favorite books. I know some of my book blogger friends can understand ; ).
We March by Shane W. Evans

Keep in mind I am not a Photographer, but I like playing with the camera.  Hopefully, I can hire a personal photographer one day. So just enjoy pictures of books and some magazines I have collected on my journey. I also have some of these favorites in my Miss T's Bookstore. You can click on it in the right hand corner! Please checkout all of the categories! Happy Reading!
EBONY cover done by Kadir Nelson



Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen


God Chicks by Holly Wagner

Coretta Scott King by Ntozake Shange, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Martin Big Words by Doreen Rappaport Illustrated by Byran Collier 

brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson


Brick by Brick by Charles R. Smith Jr., Illustrated Floyd Cooper


We All Went on Safari by Laurie Krebs