It's time for our Word of the Week (formerly Word of the Day) feature here at LitLad. Here's how it works: The boys and I choose a different book once a week and they pick a word from it for which they don't know the meaning. They each write the word on Sunday night and we try to use it in conversation as much as we can throughout the week.
This week's word is immortal, an adjective meaning "living forever" or "famous and likely to be remembered for a long time."
And we're reading Imogene's Last Stand, in which Imogene says, "...in the immortal words of Martin Luther King, Jr., 'We are made by history,'" and then goes on to quote several more immortal words throughout the book.
Imogene's Last Stand
Author/illustrator: Candace Fleming/Nancy Carpenter
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (October 2009)
Source: Public library
Imogene is a girl obsessed with history. When she finds what she thinks should be a national landmark in her own hometown, she tries to convince the mayor and the rest of the townspeople that it's too important to tear down. Peppered with famous quotes throughout, the book also includes on the endpapers the stories behind the quotes.
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