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Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Hey, Kiddo
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Goodreads Author)
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I follow Jarrett Krosoczka on IG and have found him to be a genuinely nice guy. He also grew up in a town not far from the Army base my father was stationed at not once, but twice, during my childhood. As far as the whole Kevin Bacon/Six Degrees of S ...more
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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
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Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli
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Someone Like Me by Julissa  Arce
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Intrigued by the title since my fourth grade students read a great deal about the topic of immigration (Discover Kids: Immigration, Voices From the Field, Angel Island and Esperanza Rising), I wanted to know hear a first hand account of a modern day ...more
Someone Like Me by Julissa  Arce
"While I enjoyed the book I was disappointed in the story and am torn between compassion and justice. There were two points where they could've stepped back to be legal immigrants given some time. I wish the family would've gone back and applied fo..." Read more of this review »
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Harlem's Little Blackbird by Renée Watson
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When an acclaimed author and award-winning illustrator team up together to bring light to a voice that was never recorded but regaled as THE voice of the Harlem Renaissance, you know it's gonna be good.

Gorgeous. Thought provoking. Must read!
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Sewing Stories by Barbara Herkert
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I'm not sure which I enjoyed more: the illustrations, the informational blurbs tacked onto the biography or the biography itself.

The actual quilts Harriet sewed at the end of the book, along with her explanations taken down by the women who bought th
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Jonah Winter
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I always knew RBG was a bad ass, but never did I know some of the things I learned in this skinny, but full-of-big-ideas picture book. For instance, I know she still works out every day as an octogenarian.

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The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
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Full disclosure: I'm a fan of Leslie Connor. Her Waiting for Normal and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook (the latter title being a book club selection for my middle graders in which we Skyped with her a few years ago) give windows into worlds ...more
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Mahatma Gandhi
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
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“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.”
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“It’s a shame that people all over the world can’t have that kind of love in their hearts,” he said. “There would be no wars, slaughter, or murder; no greed or selfishness. It would be the kind of world that God wants us to have—a wonderful world.”
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Trenton Lee Stewart
“You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.”
Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
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