The Way The World Goes to School

Things have been quiet here at Wrapped in Foil for the last two months, but it is for a good reason, not a bad one. I just broke the 59,000 word mark on a novel I’m writing! Be prepared to hear more about that in the future.


Today let’s celebrate being back with a picture book that allows readers to discover how children get to school in unusual ways around the world, The Way to School by Rosemary McCarney with Plan International. (Nominated for the 2015 Cybils award in the Elementary/Middle Grade Nonfiction category.)

Beautiful color photographs by photojournalists and Plan members document the journeys taken by children every day to get to school. From crossing rivers to climbing mountains, regular kids make difficult treks to do what many of us take for granted.

Have a child or student who complains about going to school? This is the perfect book to show him or her how children are willing to make the sacrifices to get an education. In some cases these children are risking their lives every day to go to school. Their stories are sure to put things in a new perspective.

The Way to School is perfect to celebrate the beginning of the school year, and to accompany units on world geography. It might also be appropriate for 100 day celebrations, to show children what can be accomplished. Be sure to pull out an atlas or world map to share the locations of these unusual journeys.

Age Range: 5 – 9 years
Publisher: Second Story Press (September 15, 2015)
ISBN-10: 1927583780
ISBN-13: 978-1927583784

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Looking for more children’s nonfiction books? Try the Nonfiction Monday blog.