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I have to share a book with you today that I think is a must read. It's this years Newbery Medal winner, The One and Only Ivan.
Here are the first three pages:
This story is emotional. The writing style is beautiful! You will find so much discussion in it! My 4th grade daughter read it and could barely contain her tears! I've been reading it aloud to my class and they are glued to their seats. You can hear a pin drop. One little boy said, "I thought about Ivan all night." (You know this story is having an impact.) The story is told from the perspective of the gorilla, Ivan. You just fall in love with him from the first page. As it turns out, the author based this story on a real gorilla who spent 27 years, alone, in a circus-themed mall. He never spent any time with other gorillas until he was moved to Zoo Atlanta. Read more about Ivan HERE. If you have time and need a read aloud for the end of the year, please pick up The One and Only Ivan.