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Ish by Peter H. Reynolds
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Jan 11, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: first-weeks-of-school, encouragment
Read in January, 2012

Throughout the book, Ramon is put down by his sister when she critisizes his artwork. After Ramon encounters many personal stuggles on whether or not his drawings look accurate, he realizes his sister has had alterior motives. She has been saving his crumpled drawing to display a gallery in her room. Ramon, alongside his sister, discovers that his drawings do not need to be exact. They are just as beautiful as '-ish'.

This book allows for students to see things a different way and understand that not everything has to be how others percieve it. It also helps students relax, gain confidence and be okay with unique-ness.

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