Written by Mary Hoffman and illustrated by Caroline Binch
Pre Reading Questions
Post Reading Questions
Overview: In the book, Amazing Grace, Grace is told by her classmates that she cannot be Peter Pan because she is a
girl and she is Black. Grace’s mother and grandmother help build her self-confidence and tell her that she can be anything that she wants to be. In this activity, you will remind yourself and others that you can all be stars!
You will create two stars; one will say what you want to achieve (e.g., “I can be Peter Pan if I believe in myself and work hard”) and the other star will have an encouraging phrase that you can tell to another person (e.g., “You can be whatever you want to be!”). Decorate the stars and hang them up to remind you that you can do what you set your mind to and that you have people who support you!
Duration: 35 minutes (for staff: 5-minute pre-activity setup, 5-minute prep)
● 5 minutes: Introduce the activity
● 20 minutes: Create and decorate the stars
● 5 minutes: Clean up
● 5 minutes: Reflect and share