Miranda Paul at Belvedere Elementary School
Tying into the school’s environmental curriculum, award-winning author and We Need Diverse Books Board member Miranda Paul offered three presentations of her book One Plastic Bag to four second grade classes at Belvedere Elementary School in Falls Church, VA. Prompting the young readers to discern fact from fiction by investigating further, Miranda belted out impressive serenades of the “Happy Birthday” song and shared her socks (no holes!) before walking students through the research process of the book. Students estimated the yardage of plastic in one bag before Miranda cut and stretched the strip overhead, encouraging revision of thought based on the facts as presented–and generating great interest in the autographed book she subsequently handed each child with a smile.