'Tomatoes...' is on SSYRA Jr's 2023-2024 list!
"The mission of the SSYRA Jr. program is to develop student interest in reading for pleasure by exposing them to a wide range of appropriate literature. Sunshine State Jr. books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation. Students are encouraged to listen to these books read to them, read them in a small group setting, or read independently to develop skills in fluency and comprehension. Students will be eligible to vote in the spring after listening/reading at least three of the books. The winning author and illustrator will be recognized at the annual FAME conference."
It's truly an honor to have 'Tomatoes in My Lunchbox' included in this list. For more info and a look at the other wonderful books included, click on the image above or follow the link below: