Book of the Month

May 2023

Dear P.S. 115Q Community,

In celebration and honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are proud to present our May Book of the Month, Eyes That Speak to the Stars written by Joanna Ho and illustrated by Dung Ho.

In this beautifully written book, the author tells of a young boy who learns to appreciate his appearance after an unpleasant encounter with a classmate who created hurtful images of the boy. He then tells of all the many ways in which his eyes “rise to the skies and speak to the stars.”  The beautiful illustrations take the reader through the journey of the many ways in which the young boy learns to appreciate his diversity and embraces his special features.

In addition, we have thoughtfully aligned our virtue of the month to focus on the virtue of honor.  Honor is living with a sense of respect for what you believe is right.  It is living by virtues, showing great respect for yourself, other people, and the rules you live by.  The competency we are focusing on is Personal Responsibility, which is the tendency to be careful and reliable, as well as contributing to group efforts.

As a community, we are honored to share these stories with you. As you read this beautiful text, think about the following questions: How could you be honorable after making a mistake? How can you be loyal to your friends and honorable to what you think is right even when they don’t? Enjoy this video to listen to the read aloud.

With gratitude,

The P.S. 115Q Team