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American Values: A Project: How to Write a Children's Book

Use this LibGuide as a resource for your American Values project. Feel free to use the links and any information available.

Lesson Objective

Day 3: We will analyze the artistic and stylistic choices of various children's books in order to brainstorm ideas for a children's book based on our American value and its corresponding historical moments. 

Do Now


Based on the analysis of these two children's books:

  • What artistic/stylistic choices do the authors' make?
  • How do these choices impact the story?


Every student will receive a historical children's book. On your own or with a partner, evaluate the effectiveness of the book and interpret the author's stylistic choices by completing the evaluation chart. Be ready to discuss any stylistic choices and what you might takeaway from it for your own children's book.

Children's Book Evaluation