November 14, 2015 | strande
We had a great time reading A Fine Dessert and making the delicious Blackberry Fool that went with it. We looked at how making this simple dessert has changed over 300 years and then tried out some of the different technologies used.
More Stories About Food (with recipes!)
Hasty pudding, Johnnycakes, and other good stuff: cooking in colonial America by Loretta Frances Ichord ; illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis
Bring me some apples and I'll make you a pie: a story about Edna Lewis by Robbin Gourley
Once upon a time in the kitchen: recipes and tales from classic childrens stories by Carol Odell, illustrated by Anna Pignataro
Fairy tale feasts: a literary cookbook for young readers and eaters by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple ; Illustrations by Philippe Béha
Fairy tale lunches: a cookbook for young readers and eaters by fairy tales retold by Jane Yolen ; recipes by Heidi E.Y. Stemple ; illustrations by Philippe Béha.
The Redwall cookbook by Brian Jacques ; illustrated by Christopher Denise
More Stories About Chefs and Foodies
Alice Waters and the trip to delicious by written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Hayelin Choi ; afterword by Alice Waters
Fannie in the kitchen by Deborah Hopkinson ; illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Bon appétit!: the delicious life of Julia Child by Jessie Hartland
Farmer Will Allen and the growing table by written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Eric-Shabazz Larkin ; afterword by Will Allen
More About Slavery
While our program focused on food, there is a lot more that's changed in 300 years. One of the topics this picture book touches on briefly is slavery.
The amazing age of John Roy Lynch by written by Chris Barton ; illustrated by Don Tate
Sojourner Truth's step-stomp stride by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; & [illustrated by] Brian Pinkney
Sewing stories: Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist by Barbara Herkert ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
With books and bricks: how Booker T. Washington built a school by Suzanne Slade ; pictures by Nicole Tadgell
More About Women
While our program focused on food, there is a lot more that's changed in 300 years. One of the topics this picture book touches on briefly is the changing roles of women.
Amelia to Zora: twenty-six women who changed the world by Cynthia Chin-Lee ; illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy
Elizabeth leads the way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the right to vote by Tanya Lee Stone ; illustrations by Rebecca Gibbon
You forgot your skirt, Amelia Bloomer: a very improper story by Shana Corey ; illustrated by Chesley McLaren
Susan B. Anthony by Alexandra Wallner
Drum dream girl: how one girl's courage changed music by Margarita Engle ; illustrations by Rafael López