My Teacher - James Ransome

This is a wonderful book for K-2nd grade!  The book My Teacher is about a student trying to figure out why her teacher, who could have retired years ago, continues to stay at their school teaching.  Throughout the book, she thinks of all the reasons she might still be there.  This book would be great for Black History Month.  There are mentions of Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, and the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem.  It would also be good to teach about donating to the needy.  There is a can drive in the classroom and it explains how you never know what a classmate is going through in their personal life.  This book would be a great first day book to read to because it explains why teachers do what they do!