The Vlog Transcript
Slide 1: Hi! My name is Kate Narita. Today is day three of my summer 2019 #bookaday challenge. Today I'm going to talk to you about a book called Power Forward by Hena Khan. Before I get to the book I want to tell you how I came to have a copy of the book in my hands.
Slide 5: Power Forward will appeal to readers in your classroom if they like books about sports with spare text and if they like books about family. As I said earlier, the plot centers around the main character's ability to play basketball. Also, the text is really spare, it's only about 123 pages (138 actually). There's a lot of white space between the lines and the font is large. This is a great book for reluctant readers who are off put by a thick novel. They'll feel really good about reading this book. It's fun and doesn't talk down to readers. I highly recommend this book for struggling readers. Lastly, this book will appeal to students who like to read about the complexities of families. This is a close, tight-knit family and there are expectations. It does a great job of showing how communication between family members is necessary so that everyone's needs are met.
Slide 6: I would like to say that not everyone puts their instrument aside for sports. As I mentioned earlier, my older son started playing the violin when he was four-years-old. He continued on for fourteen years. He switched over to the viola, and he just had his senior recital. I've included the links here in case you enjoy listening to high quality classical music.
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