I have to admit, I am not a history buff. I will watch biographies of historical figures or follow stories of new discoveries, but I never developed the passion for it that many people have. I want my students to have a different view of history. It's hard because they are so little, they can't even imagine 100 years ago, much less the 300 we talk about in developing our democracy.
Because she is a little girl with a passion for the past. They are going to tear down a local building to build a shoelace factory and Imogene protests against it. She quotes many famous figures (including a heck no, we won't go which you might want to edit, my kids think everything is a bad word, so I usually edit it). And stands up for what she believes in.
After reading the story, I asked the kids to make protest posters that Imogene might have used in her fight to preserve our history.