Amazing Grace, written by Mary Hoffman/illustrated by Caroline Binch, is about a young girl named Grace who has a huge imagination and the courage to be anyone she wants to be. Even after negative comments from her classmates about playing the lead in the school play, she pushes forward and wows everyone. Grace inspires others to have courage and to never shy away from their dreams.
Use in the classroom: This would be a great opportunity to have the students write in their journals. Perhaps give them a prompt like: "If you could be anyone/anything, who would it be and why?" OR have discussion time and talk about how it doesn't matter how you look, you can still achieve anything you set your mind to, etc. Also is a great way to encourage kiddos to participate in their own school play!
Target grades: 2nd-4th