Amazing Grace is a great empowering book for children of all ages. Grace is a girl who loved stories and has a great imagination. Grace constantly adopts different identities from Joan of Arc to Aladdin. When the school puts on a Peter Pan play, Grace knew who she wanted to be. After going to see a famous black ballerina with Nana, despite her classmates' comments, Grace is determined to become Peter Pan.
Before reading the book, I would discuss with the students about the cover of the book. I would talk about a painting of one self is called a self portrait. After reading the book and discussing important parts of the story, I would let the students complete a self portrait to be displayed in the classroom.
AR Level: 3.5