One Morning in Maine

One Morning in Maine (Picture Puffins) - Robert McCloskey

One Morning in Maine written by Robert McCloskey is a 4.4 on the Accelerated Reading leveling system. This is a great book about a four person family living in rural Maine. The story follows the day of a little girl. Throughout the story she helps her sister, loses a took, digs for clams, eats ice cream, and even makes a wish  on a spark plug! The story would be a great addition for a unit on diversity. It gives a detailed example of how this child lived each day. Most students may not ever see the things discussed in the book. This book could be used to show students a lifestyle here in the U.S. that they may have never even heard of. The story could be presented as a read aloud for younger students or a center book for older students.