Look at the front cover.
What do you think the picture on the front cover is all about? How are the people feeling?
The title says, Emmy remembers World War II. What part of the war is being pictured on the front cover?
This is another book which we would call, Historical Fiction.The author has researched very thoroughly this time in our nation's history. Look at the real photograph of the people celebrating when it had been announced that the war had ended. Can you see the similarities to Rachel Tonkin's illustration?
Read and discuss
Read the story together.
Check in with the 3 criteria for Historical Fiction
- The setting is a real location with a set time period. (Is this true of this story?)
- The characters are real people that could be real or made up. (Is this true of this story?)
- The plot is a mixture of made up events and events that really happened. (Is this true of this story?)