Day care centers, summer learning programs, recreation centers, preschools, camps, and libraries from across Atlanta participated in reading a book at 10 a.m. from the Mayor's Summer Reading Club, or another book appropriate for the audience.
This citywide reading demonstration will reinforce the importance of summer reading! Take the opportunity to support a groupwide engagement of summer reading to discuss concerns about summer learning loss and alert families to engaging programs. Follow the hashtag #AtlantaReads to learn more information.
I enjoy browsing our wonderful preschools' assortment of summer reading. A particular children's book has come to my attention called Ballet for Martha. While waiting for my class to begin at the R. Kirk Landon Center, I took a look. This story is rich with dance, music history and beautiful illustration. The New York Times wrote an engaging article:
We see Graham in the studio, moving “differently from ballerinas. No toe shoes. No tutus. No pirouettes.” Brian Floca’s watercolors, in browns, grays and blues, evoke land and air and beautifully capture the dancers in motion: their purity of line, their powerful stillness, their distinct relationship to gravity. “My dancers never fall to simply fall,” Graham once said. “They fall to rise.”
Have a great weekend!