My Footprints | Read Aloud and Activity

Join Teaching Artist Michael to read My Footprints and explore how your imagination can create beautiful and powerful new creatures!
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Winter Read Alouds

Creative Clubhouse Stories is celebrating Winter! Join us throughout the month for winter-themed read alouds from NYCCT teaching artists and activities!

About the Book

Every child feels different in some way, but Thuy feels “double different.” She is Vietnamese American and she has two moms. Thuy walks home one winter afternoon, angry and lonely after a bully’s taunts. Then a bird catches her attention and sets Thuy on an imaginary exploration. What if she could fly away like a bird? What if she could sprint like a deer, or roar like a bear? Mimicking the footprints of each creature in the snow, she makes her way home to the arms of her moms. Together, the three of them imagine beautiful and powerful creatures who always have courage – just like Thuy.


Read My Footprints with Michael!


Downloadable Activities!

Keep exploring the story with our two downloadable activities!

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About Michael

Michael (he/him) is a musician and teaching artist who has worked with NYC Children’s Theater for the past three years. Over that time, he has participated in many programs and events at public schools all over New York City. In addition to teaching with NYCCT, he is a certified Muscle Activation practitioner, serving communities in the Hudson Valley and NYC with a unique style of body work and physical therapy.

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