September & October Antiracist Read: Me and White Supremacy, by Laya F. Saad

Image via Brave and Kind Books My September and October anti-racist read was Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, by Laya F. Saad. In September, I experienced this book via audiobook, which the author read herself. In October, I purchased a hard copy from my local bookstore, […]

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Banned Books Week 2020

September 28-October 2 is Banned Books Week. Buckle up, because – surprise! – I have some feelings about censorship. Librarian Mike Rawls, otherwise known as @thebookwrangler, put it beautifully on his Instagram page this week: “Books are banned for all kinds of reasons… but 8 out of 10 books on the American Library Association’s Most […]

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May Antiracist Read: Stamped – Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

My May antiracist read was Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. This book is the young readers adaptation of Dr. Kendi’s best-selling Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. Here is some information about the book, from Jason Reynolds’ website: This is NOT […]

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Summer Reading with the Library Interns

It’s likely to be one of the weirdest summers ever, but time waits for no one! The days are getting longer, the school year is wrapping up, and summer reading is on the way. To help you get your TBR list ready, here are the library interns with their best reading suggestions. Get our your […]

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5th Grade Says: The ’19-’20 Best Book of the Year, in 15 Words

It’s that time of year again – time to reveal our BEST reads of the school year in only 15 words! New to this project? Check out our 15 Words challenge results from 2017-2018, and 2018-2019. This has come to be one of my favorite projects of the year – and one of my most […]

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Your Next Great Read: Recommendations from Fourth Grade

Looking for your next great read? We’ve got a few experts here to help you out! The entire 4th grade got together on Zoom to share the books they’re loving in their independent reading right now. They’ve got great taste, so you’re sure to find something fantastic, no matter what kind of read you’re looking […]

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Ms. Fitz has Read… May 2, 2020

What is Ms. Fitz reading? Here’s the view from May 2, 2020. Time in April seemed to be completely elastic, either racing by or moving so slow it was pretty much backwards. For the first part of the month, I focused so much on the teaching and connecting part of my job (you can see […]

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Engaging Readers with Audiobooks

“How do I keep my reader interested, engaged, and growing without access to new books?” It’s a question that, as a reading specialist and a librarian, Ms. Grant and Ms. FitzHenry have seen from parents countless times in the past few weeks. Since our School closed its campuses in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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