Armando and the Blue Tarp School

By Character Counts!

Want a book that infuses culture and compassion, hope and healing into a language arts lesson? Check out Armando and the Blue Tarp School by Edith Hope Fine and Judith Pinkerton Josephson. . . . This bilingual treasure, beautifully illustrated by Hernán Sosa, is filled with enrichment possibilities. As a former language teacher, I love the glossary in the back of the book that can springboard a lesson in Spanish vocabulary. As a counselor, I appreciate the healing effects of art therapy woven into this jewel. And as a character mentor, I imagine the potential for a dialogue about empathy using the Think and Discuss questions on the book’s website.