As this coming Sunday is Mother’s Day – the day we have set aside every year to honor moms, grandmas, and mother-figures of all sorts – we thought it would be appropriate to highlight some of the titles in the Brain Hive eBook collection that focus our attention on all things “Mom.”
- Portraits of prominent mother figures abound in literature – some of them heroic, some of them more on the tragic side of things. Dig into the stories of some famous literary moms with Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott (Open Road), Demeter & Persephone, by Justine Fontes, illustrated by Steve Kurth (Graphic Universe), or La Llorona: Retelling a Mexican Legend, by Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin, illustrated by Martha Aviles (Red Chair Press).
- Explore historical accounts of famous moms, or take a look at what living and working was like for mothers throughout history by reading Sacagawea, by Lisolette Erdrich, illustrated by Julie Buffalohead (Carolrhoda Books), or Remember the Ladies: A Story About Abigail Adams, by Jeri Chase Ferris (Carolrhoda Books), or Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II, by Cheryl Mullenbach (Chicago Review Press).
- Investigate what motherhood looks like in the animal world with titles like A Mother’s Journey, by Sandra Markle, illustrated by Alan Marks (Charlesbridge), or Wolf Spiders: Mothers on Guard, by Sandra Markle (Lerner), or My Favorite Bear, written and illustrated by Andrea Gabriel (Charlesbridge).
Enjoy these titles with your students as you talk about moms this week, and of course, feel free to peruse the rest of Brain Hive’s eBook collection to find other great titles that help to recognize and celebrate the mothers and mother-figures in your students’ lives. Happy Mother’s Day, and happy reading!
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