C is for Country written by Lil Nas X and illustrated by Theodore Taylor III is a vibrantly diverse alphabet book that will help teach your child new literacy concepts as well as aspects of country music and living.
From sunrise to sunset, author Lil Nas X and illustrator Theodore Taylor II will take your child on a literacy journey of running with mustangs to looking at a starry sky.
I love the opportunities for vocabulary expansion as well as an introduction to the value of family and country living. This book was written by Lil Nas X for his nieces and nephews, which adds an extra special touch to the book.
Literacy and Language Tips
As you reading C is for Country, use print referencing strategies by pointing the target letter and word. The best way to carryover these new words with your child is to use them in conversation. For example, the word boots can be used many times throughout the day when you refer to “getting dressed”. Show your child different types of cowboy boots. Which boots do they like and why? When finished reading this book, ask your child to recall their favorite part of the book. Be creative and ask your child to either draw a picture or a write a sentence or two.
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Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X is a Grammy Award–winning rapper, singer, and songwriter from Georgia. He rose to fame in 2019 when his genre-shattering hit song “Old Town Road” went viral and became the longest-running #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. Dubbed “an internationally recognized phenomenon” by Billboard, Lil Nas X and the Diamond-certified song have been recognized with various major awards from several areas of the music industry, including two Grammys and a Country Music Association Award. He is the first Black, openly gay rapper to be nominated for and win a Grammy Award. He has been featured on the cover of Time magazine, was named one of their 25 most influential people on the internet, and was included on Forbes’s 2020 30 under 30 list. In addition to being a master musician, Lil Nas X is a social media superstar, with over 12.5 million followers across apps. Find him on Instagram and Twitter at @lilnasx.