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Dr. Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Burning Man: The World's Biggest Playground - A great book!

WHAT:  Burning Man - The World's Biggest Playground, by Peter Armenia
This book tells about Burning Man, ". . . a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance." http://burningman.org/event/
This book is created by Peter Armenia, who is clearly:
- A gifted photographer (truly fantastic photos of all elements of Black Rock City)
- A loving father, as this book was written for his daughter Veronica
- A person with an ear for child-friendly text (possibly showing some influence from his wife, Dr. Gretchen Hanser of emergent literacy fame)
- A master of design, making text POP via use of color, size, placement, and more
- An aficionado of the Burning Man event

WHY:  Burning Man - The World's Biggest Playground is a great book to support students who are emergent or early conventional readers because:
- The text and photos make it highly engaging
- It is age respectful for student of all ages
- The attention to text features and patterns make it a book that students can connect to

WHERE:  Find out more and order the book here: