"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." — Dr. Seuss
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Jingle Bells: How the Holiday Classic Came To Be by John Harris
Can't wait to read this to my students.....in 10 months. It is the Summer of John Lord Pierpont was living in Savannah, Georgia, working as a choir director for a Unitarian church under attack for their willingness to welcome former slaves into their congregation. John has been trying to come up with a song for the Thanksgiving program but the heat, homesickness for New England, and the violence from those in favor of slavery is hindering his ability to do so.
Great story the kids will love about a song that every child seems to know.
LOVE the endpages! Took me a minute to realize what it was....