Dolores and statue

who belongs here

In my book Who Belongs Here? I wrote, Dolores Huerta and many others are working with the United Farm Workers of America, so that all farm workers can be healthy, safe and treated fairly.

A statue of Huerta and Chavez was dedicated in May.

I just  bought this book by Sarah Warren. Let me know if you have read it with your students.


A town wants a monument…..will it be a wall?

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Lisa Gilman, a middle school art and reading teacher, loves to read and re- read  The Monument by Gary Paulsen.  A farmer from a small town returns from DC  where he  visited the black wall with the names.  Does his town need a monument too? Will it be a wall? Read the book, meet Rocky and  Mick and you will find out !  if you want to know more about Lisa’s lessons contact her a lgilman@winthropschools.og

Themes of Talking Walls


There are so many ways to study, read and enjoy Talking Walls. I have complied a list of themes and think it would fun for teachers and students to find the walls that  align with the  themes.   What walls are man-made? How may talk about architects?  How many hats are in the book?   What stories do the hats tell?

Let me know if you have another theme to add to my list!

  • Natural Walls
  • Man-made walls
  • World Heritage sites
  • decorated walls
  • memorial walls
  • architecture
  • religion
  • animals
  • emotions
  • languages
  • celebrations/anniversaries
  • mysteries
  • people
  • poetry
  • music/sounds
  • environment
  • hats/clothes
  • math
  • movement
  • food