Reading Brigade!

Reading Brigade Live on Facebook

Visit the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History Facebook page every Friday at 1 p.m. for a live read-a-long with Museum Program Coordinator, Reveille Isgrig. The book selections are especially appropriate for elementary aged children, but are enjoyed by adults as well! The museum children’s library specifically focuses on topics and issues relevant to our state and nation’s military history, as well as concepts about the impact of war on communities, individuals, nations/cultures, and the environment.

September Reading Schedule:

9/3- Can You Say Peace? by Karen Katz

9/10- The General by Janet Charters

9/17- The Pig War: How a Porcine Tragedy Taught England and America to Shareby Emma Bland Smith

9/24- The Duck in the Gun by Joy Cowley


Bring Reading Brigade Online to your Classroom, Virtual Learning, or Homeschool!

A thematic set of lessons will be uploaded via Google Drive every month. Because this program is stored through Google Drive, you will be able to access it at any time you like. This flexibility allows you to best use the materials at times that are most convenient for you and your students.  These lessons will include a video read-aloud by Museum Program Coordinator, Reveille Isgrig, vocabulary, extra resources, and Core Standards based supplemental activities for grades K-6.  If you teach any other grade levels and would like to incorporate this program into your learning schedule please contact Reveille Isgrig via email by clicking her name or by phone at 501.376.4602 to discuss adapting this program for your students. 

Museum Program Coordinator Reveille Isgrig, who oversees the Reading Brigade, has degrees in English Literature and Modern Art History, and strives to incorporate craft, literary appreciation, history and reading comprehension into each lesson. 

The theme for September is, "Give Peace a Chance." All titles will relate to the concept of peace and to conflict resolution. Sign up for September's Reading Brigade!

Titles for September:

Can You Say Peace? by Karen Katz

Jon-Jon and Annette by Elzbieta

Who is the Beast? by Keith Baker

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

Six Crows by Leo Lionni

Gleam and Glow by Eve Bunting

The Enemy by Davide Cali

The Game by Myra Cohn Livingston

The Cello of Mr. O by Jane Cutler

The Treehouse by Lois Lowery

Law of the Great Peace adapted by John Bierhorst

The Pig War: How a Porcine Tragedy Taught England and America to Share by Emma Bland Smith

Feathers and Fools by Mem Fox

The Peace Bell by Margi Preus

Why War is Never a Good Idea by Alice Walker