This book tells a story about real people and how they met Dr. King. A really neat way to learn about history and civil rights. Two of the characters are my mother and father!
Papa Lemon’s Little Wanderers have once again stumbled into the chance to turn a school assignment into a life lesson. After competing in their fifth grade championship baseball game they reminisce with Papa Lemon and Mama Sarah about the great Babe Didrikson. Well at least Nikki does. The rest of the crew are not quite sure who this Babe is. So with the help of Papa Lemon and Mama Sarah’s encouragement they hop on the train and head back in time. Twice! With this installment of the Papa Lem… Read more
I thought he was great. The kids were interested, are excited to read his books, and asked good questions. I thought he did a great job explaining how he got started and how history is tied to the books. Great African American male role model.
Mr. Riley offers a unique and engaging perspective for students. We watched our students become captivated and inspired by Mr. Riley’s stories and the reflective questions they produced. Mr. Riley brings an authentic, real world, and introspective approach to learning that has impacted our students beyond the time frame he directly worked with them.
What a fun and up beat book for the young and old alike. I sure enjoyed it and I am looking forward to the next adventures in book 2
I recommend the Papa Lemon books to all kids, parents and grandparents. Join Papa Lemon on his Magic Train and travel back in time on a joyous journey making family, culture and history come alive. The author, Lehman Riley, has created books which grandparents, parents and kids should all read and enjoy together.
My daughter had the opportunity to meet Mr Riley, and she loves the books, she is reading #2 she just finished #1, great reading for 3rd graders.
I fully support your book series and find it to be a very innovative way to teach children about multi-cultural history while at the same time making it fun. The use of grandparents as positive role models for the children emphasizes the importance of family and community that creates an additional level of depth that truly makes this a unique book and one worth reading.
Papa Lemon’s Little Wanderers are in for another exciting and valuable history lesson when Kaya’s uncle Walter comes into town with a truck full of memorabilia. Curious children start asking numerous questions and in this way, they find out about World War II, the soldiers and the women and children who stayed behind. Uncle Walter tells the children more about the Navajo Talkers whose obscure language proved very useful and lifesaving during the war. The highlight of the adventure was a trip… Read more
It was great that the kids got to meet someone who is presently writing books. I like the fact that he brought articles that were inspirational or relevant to his writing. The kids had lots of questions to ask him. Thank you for arranging this.