Friday, December 9, 2011
Subway Story by Julia Sarcone-Roach
Since I'm a country girl, I never ever rode a subway. This is the story of one particular car on the east coast and I found it fascinating reading. History is more fun when it's done in picture book form.
Alfred A Knopf sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). It has been published, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore.
The author is writing about the 1960s-era subway cars that eventually outlived their use. She talks about when they are new, the various color changes and uses they went through in their life on the rail, and how they are recycled at the end.
It's not a sad story. The cars are used to create artificial reefs in the Atlantic and now are filled with fish instead of people. But they're still doing their duty!
Why not teach your young ones about the history of subway cars and how they are being recycled? Maybe there are some things in your home that can be recycled, too.