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When choosing literature for your students to read and discuss, there's always much discussion about selecting books in which the students can see themselves. When they can relate to the characters in a book -- due to their environment, character traits, or life experiences --

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If you're on my mailing list, you probably already heard about this yesterday. If not, the email is in your inbox and

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If you've been struggling to find our write book rationales to help justify for your administration and community why you have books

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I know. It's still June and you're probably still in recovery mode. Perhaps enjoying air conditioning somewhere and reading a few fun

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I can't believe that 10 years ago today, I sat down at my computer following my first year teaching and bought the

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