This reading guide is designed to accompany Harry Woodgate’s picture book Grandad’s Camper. Reading Is Resistance sees reading as an opportunity to seed deeper conversations and possibilities for action around racial justice in our communities.
Lesson content was written by Shane Doyle and was designed to start and deepen anti-bias/anti-racist conversations in families and other learning communities. Editors were Gideon Yamada and Soledad Valencia.
DIVERSITY, IDENTITY, GRANDPARENTS, FAMILY, LIFE, LOSS, TRAVEL, GENERATIONAL LOVE, LGBTQ+, LOVE, GRANDCHILDREN, CAMPING, REPRESENTATION, COMPANIONSHIP, ADVENTURE
THE READ ALOUD
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A young girl visits her Granddad at his wonderful cottage by the sea every summer. The granddad always tells his grandchild amazing stories of his world travels in their camper van with his late husband, her Gramps, who passed away prior to the story. Since Gramps died, Grandad hasn’t felt like going out and adventuring anymore. He no longer sees the point in traveling as he remembers that the trips were special because he went with Gramps. His spunky granddaughter convinces Grandad to fix the old camper van and get back on the open road with her to create new memories.
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