Caleb is a 9-year-old homeschooler who is proving to be an all-around athlete. He plays soccer, basketball, flag football and runs track. In May 2005 he won a “Most Outstanding Performance” award at the District 2 Hershey Track and Field Championships, covering all of Northeast Florida. “While leading the soccer and football leagues in goals and touchdowns, Caleb is keenly aware of the feelings of the opposition and his teammates,” says Coach James May who coaches Caleb in each sport. “He never wants to run up the score against competitors,” May explains, “and uses his skills to create opportunities for even his least athletically-inclined teammates to score.”
When he’s not on the field, court or track increasing his skills with Coach May, Caleb enjoys joking around with his family and friends, swimming, and playing the piano and sports video games.
:: March 1, 2006. ”MINTY–A Story of Young Harriet Tubman” written by Alan Schroeder and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney is about Harriet Tubman when she was 8 years old and lived on the Brodas plantation in Maryland. Back then, she was called “Minty” as a nickname for her real name “Araminta.”.more
:: October 1, 2005. Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier is about a little girl who lives in Africa (Uganda) with her mom and five younger brothers and sisters. She really wants to go to school like other children but Beatrice is poor and must help her mom with chores and with her brothers and sisters. more
:: August 1, 2005. Up the Learning Tree, by Marcia K. Vaughan and illustrated by Derek Blanks is about a boy, Henry Bell, who loves to learn, but since he’s a slave he’s not supposed to learn to read and write because his master will cut off a finger if he touches a book. more
:: March 12, 2005. The Talking Cloth, by Rhonda Mitchell is about a little girl named Amber who enjoys visiting her Aunt Phoebe and listening to her stories and “imagining all of the people and places” her Aunt Phoebe has seen.” more
:: December 28, 2004. A Triangle for Adaora: An African Book of Shapes by Ifeoma Onyefulu is about an African girl named Adaora who wants to see what a triangle looks like, so her cousin, Ugo, takes her through their African village to try and find one. more
:: January 11, 2004. In the book, What is Martin Luther King, Jr., Day? four friends are talking about what they are going to do on their holiday from school the next day which is Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. more