Just so you know what’s coming up (since I’m not starting the new posting schedule until September), I’ll be sharing two of my favorite back-to-school books, a simple name activity, and a Saturday Savings post this week!
It is a beautifully-written and illustrated story about a tiny girl named Arizona and her life journey. She loves books and dreams of adventure and traveling the world, but life doesn’t allow her the opportunity. Instead, she becomes a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse and spends 57 years of her life inspiring her young pupils to love learning and dream big. I still haven’t been able to read to the end without crying (my daughter has to read the last pages, because I get so choked up)!
This book would make a wonderful gift for a teacher, but it’s also a delightful book to read to your child and explore the themes of passion, sacrifice, and love.