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Record Information

Type: Reader
Title: My Rainbow (Textbook - Please see EPIC record)
Publisher: Kokila
ISBN: 9781984814609
Copyright: 2020
Author:Neal, Trinity
Neal, DeShanna

Evaluation Information

Recommendation Status: highly recommended
Created By:Sandra Steele
Subject Unit:English Language Arts(ELA)-Reading Skills(RS)
English Language Arts(ELA)-Writing Skills(WRS)
Grade Level:K, 1, 2, 3
Describe the material:Include description of contents and their intended purpose.
Origin--Elementary ELA Curriculum Office--Donna Beddingfield--7.22.22. R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. This book is a work of fiction so it could be used to support any of the College and Career Readiness ELA Literature Standards across all strands. Benchmark Unit Alignment: Character, Theme.

"A dedicated mom puts love into action as she creates the perfect rainbow-colored wig for her transgender daughter, based on the real-life experience of mother-daughter advocate duo Trinity and DeShanna Neal. (Titlewave)"
Evaluate the material:What is its relationship to MCPS curriculum?
This text could be used during whole group time or small group time during the ELA block.
Analyze the material:List material's strengths and weaknesses.
The authors and illustrator of this book are advocates for transgender rights and awareness. The authors write to foster understanding between transgender, cisgender and non-binary children. The book is clearly written but will require some pre-reading supports/discussion depending on the knowledge of the reader.
Relative worth of the material:How does it compare (and relate) to other similar materials on the same subject?
This story features a family of color with a transgender daughter. She tries to navigate what to do with her hair while her family thinks of ways to support her. Supportive family message.
First Signature: Donna Beddingfield, Reading Specialist
First Signature Date: 6/22/2022
Second Signature: Melaika Brown, Supervisor Elementary ELA
School Number: 008