Friday, January 30, 2009

Reading Rainbow

During the day, while I'm working around the house, I like to have to TV on for company. But, as you can imagine, there's usually a bunch of junk on. So, around lunch time I usually turn it to Reading Rainbow. I can remember sitting in our library in Elementary School singing the theme song and watching episodes at least once a week. I loved it!

This week, the episode I saw (on PBS) was "Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies" about adoption! It was a great episode. They interviewed adults who have adopted and children who have been adopted. They portrayed adoption as a great way of growing a family, but didn't try to ignore the challenges by painting a perfect picture. One adoptive mom said something to the effect of, "No matter how great their life is now, they will still have to face their past at some point."

These are the books they reviewed. You can find the descriptions of each book by clicking on the episode link.

Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies by Ann Turner

Horace by Holly Keller

Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers: A Collection of Family Poems by Mary Ann Hoberman

Free to be...A Family: A Book About All Kinds of Belonging by Marlo Thomas & Friends

1 comment:

niles said...

But I'm not going to take your word for it.