Scholastic is recognizing that literacy and finding books that help shape you are an important element in this foundation and are showcasing this in their website, “You Are What You Read“. A recent post focused on Gustavo Dudamel who is currently the conductor of the Los Angeles Philarmonic and also a previous member and (now an advocate for) the very successful Venezuelan music program, “El Sistema” which puts instruments in the hands of children, 90% of whom come from a needy socio-economic background.
What books have helped you become you? What books are helping shape your children or your students? The end of the year is often a time for reflection and thinking about books that have helped shape us is a comforting exercise.
Click here to view Scholastic’s page of Gustavo’s book selctions, which include “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. You can also view other “Names You Know” with sports stars like Donovan McNabb and Eli Manning and other notable celebrities.