Monday, October 12, 2009

Columbus Day

Happy Columbus Day! Grace had the day off from school although Harris did not. As Grace and I walked to pick up Harris I discovered that Grace had no idea who Christopher Columbus was... indeed she thought he was a biblical character! I realize that Christopher Columbus' voyage to America and his "claim" of the land for Spain can be controversial but I find it a bit sad that she doesn't even know why Columbus day is a federal holiday. Naturally, I turned toward a book to help me explain and discuss who Columbus was and what he did. The illustrations of this book by Peter Sis are really not to be missed.

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