Bibliographic Information: Rylant, Cynthia. When I was Young in the Mountains. New York: Penguin Inc., 1982. Print.
Brief Annotation: The author reflects on her experiences growing up in the mountains. She tells brief stories about her favorite memories.
Genre: Picture Book
Grade Level: k-3
Readers who will like this: Students who enjoy reading about stories from childhood or stories about the simple pleasures in life.
Rating/ Response: 4 – This book has minimal text and wonderful illustrations. The story is engaging, and any student can connect with it.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: What are some of your favorite memories?
Reading Strategy: Connections
Rationale for strategy: Students can make connections from their life to the story. They can look at how growing up has been similar or different for them.
Posted by: Emily Busch