Eve Bunting might be my favorite picture book author of all time. Check that, Eve Bunting is my favorite. This week I read my four favorite Eve Bunting books aloud to my fourth graders. Each book rocked their world.
We read about racism and rioting in Smoky Night, poverty in Fly Away Home, illiteracy in The Wednesday Surprise, and honor in The Wall. I fought back tears in each book, failing in two of them.
I look forward to going back to these books throughout the year as we continue to grow as readers and writers. Eve’s books are often the stories that kids refer to again and again when they are talking books. Her books stay in a reader’s heart.
I am a better person today because I’ve read Eve Bunting’s books.