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May 2017 Principal's Book of the Month

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May, 2017


Dear Students, Parents, and Staff of Sonoraville Elementary,


For May our character word is honor. Our Principal’s Book of the Month this time is Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama. As we have done all year this book was chosen from the 2016-17 Georgia Children’s Picture Book Award Finalists.The book was written by Hester Bass and illustrated by E. B. Lewis. In many ways, this story based on historical facts about the integration of a city in our neighboring state of Alabama incorporates not only honor but many of our other character words from this year such as respect, friendship, teamwork, courage and perseverance.


During the 1950s many people and communities all over our country were facing and struggling with the end of segregation and the “way it is” as we learned new ways to work together in a way that gave freedom to all people. In many places that struggle ended in fights and violence. The citizens of Huntsville, Alabama chose a different path. I hope you enjoy this story about their journey toward a united community.





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