Written by Chat GPT Summary: "What Miss Mitchell Saw," written by Hayley Barrett and illustrated by Diana Sudyka, is a picture book that tells the inspiring true story of Maria Mitchell, America's first professional female astronomer.
Born in 1818 on Nantucket Island, Maria Mitchell was raised in a Quaker family that encouraged her curiosity and education. Her father, a dedicated amateur astronomer, nurtured her love for the stars, and together they spent many nights observing the night sky.
The story follows Mitchell's determination and passion for astronomy, leading her to discover a telescopic comet in 1847, which later became known as "Miss Mitchell's Comet." Her discovery earned her international acclaim and a gold medal from the King of Denmark.
Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully written, "What Miss Mitchell Saw" is more than just a biography; it's an empowering tale that encourages young readers to pursue their dreams and passions, emphasizing the importance of perseverance, curiosity, and hard work. It offers a glimpse into a time when women's contributions to science were often overlooked and celebrates a pioneering woman who broke through societal barriers.
This book is a great book for sensory details! Also for history and unit 4 Eureka! CKLA. What I love about books where children are interested in something that goes into their childhood is that it inspires students to follow their interests and passions as well!
This book could kickstart your own "Sharing Gifts" time in your classroom. This year I want to really commit to showing my students that everyone has their own gifts and sometimes those gifts are different than what we might think.
I love this story for so many reasons! In this book, Seamus is short and is having a hard time being short in what he sees as a tall world. When he tries on a pair of his mom's high heels, he finds an answer for his dilemma. In the end he understands that sometimes it is good to be tall and sometimes it is good to be small. This story chips away at stereotypes and helps students identify with their own uniqueness. The illustrations are captivating and humorous.
Jill A. Hostetler
I love books so much! My particular loves are children's books and professional books that catch my fancy. One thing that keeps me happy and sane as a teacher is being able to get tons of books from the library and share them with my students. I have tried different ways to keep track of my books, but here's another attempt. We'll se if I can make this one fly!
Breaking Gender Stereotypes
Cause And Effect
Magic Of 3
Nonfiction Text Features
Strong Female Characters