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Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Monday's Not Coming
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Although ending darkly, the mystery was gripping. Definitely think it's a great reluctant reader recommendation. My only hesitation is that confusion in timing may make it frustrating, however, not always figuring it o ...more
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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
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Thoroughly enjoyed Julia's sarcastic tone, especially given "her story". I found her Mexican heritage and first-generation American experience interesting, and her sister's secret and love interests kept me reading. However, I found her depression an ...more
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Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Monday's Not Coming
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Although ending darkly, the mystery was gripping. Definitely think it's a great reluctant reader recommendation. My only hesitation is that confusion in timing may make it frustrating, however, not always figuring it o ...more
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Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
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Kids of Appetite by David  Arnold
Kids of Appetite
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Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
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Far from the Tree by Robin Benway
Far from the Tree
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Loved! Three teenagers with the same mom, two adopted girls and one boy in foster care, only learn about each other after one of the teens gives up her baby for adoption and seeks to find her birth mom. Their individual stories are touching, relatabl ...more
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Inspiring Curiosity by Colette Cassinelli
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Loved the passion Colette has for student drive learning. Also, references connecting to others work, whether books or learning experiences; were appropriate, thorough and appreciated. I like that she breaks down Inquiry learning to types according t ...more
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Disrupting Thinking by Kylene Beers
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Professional learning that's enjoyable to read. However, I found myself nodding in agreement with all it shared; I'm not sure about if my reaction would be different if I didn't already agree with their thinking! One thing which I felt was missed, bu ...more
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Stretching Beyond the Textbook by Lauren Francese
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Great for promoting all class reads across disciplines. Nice close reading strategies included. Wish it had shared strategies for students reading shorter arguments or essays which connected to thematic concepts at a deeper level.
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