I wanted to like this more than I did. It felt like it was trying too hard to be a high-concept picture book, and while some of the illustrations were gorgeous, others freaked me out.
At The Crossroads, by Rachel Isadora, is a sweet RF story to be read in class. It is about a South African village waiting for their fathers to come home from the mines. There is a part where the children are making music, so I would use ESOL strategy 17, using audio and body language for support, and let the students also make music. I would use this website that shows us how to make instruments
in the classroom.