Ms. Fitz has read… April 4, 2019

What is Ms. Fitz reading? Here’s the view from April 4th! It’s been two months since my last check in, and we’ve officially made it to the overflow wall 🙌  So many recent favorites: Words in Deep Blue, Bad Blood, Illegal, On the Come Up, Quiver, The Benefits of Being an Octopus, Meg Jo Beth […]

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Ms. Fitz has Read… February 4, 2019

What is Ms. Fitz reading? Here’s the view from February 4th! With our 2019 Challenge taking up this wall all January, it’s been awhile since my last check in! My recent favorites include Pride, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, Blended, Mercí Suarez Changes Gears (which won the Newbery a few weeks later!), the graphic novel adaptation […]

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Ms. Fitz has read… December 4, 2018

What is Ms. Fitz reading? Here’s the view from December 4th! Favorites this month included Dumplin, My Lady Jane, Check Please, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and it’s sequel, The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, Loving vs Virginia, What if It’s Us, Phoebe and her Unicorn, and Hey, Kiddo. I didn’t care […]

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Ms. Fitz has Read…November 4, 2018

What is Ms. Fitz reading? Here’s the view from November 4th! My favorites this month included Sunny, Harbor Me, Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World, Akata Witch, You Don’t Know Everything Jilly P., and The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle. There were some shining stars but, to be honest, I struggled through a lot […]

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Ms. Fitz has Read…October 1, 2018

 What is Ms. Fitz reading? Here’s the view from October 1st! My favorites so far have been The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, Fat Girl on a Plane, The Poet X, and Front Desk. Students are the most curious about Fat Girl on a Plane – it’s inspired me to include more body diversity and positivity […]

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Ms. Fitz has Read…June 1, 2018

Sorry for the quiet on the Ms. Fitz Has Read front – what a crazy month May is for teachers! But even though I’ve been silent over here, I’ve been reading furiously behind the scenes. I’m happy to share that in May, I beat my goal of reading 100 books by the end of the […]

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Ms. Fitz has Read… April 4, 2018

March’s update went out the window with Spring Break, but I’m back for our beginning of April check-in! As of this morning, I have read 66 books this year. I’m feeling good about that number and my progress toward my student challenge of 100 books by the end of the school year. I know that […]

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Ms. Fitz has Read…February 6, 2018

Happy February! I read 24 books in January, but so far this week, I’ve been stuck on number 26. Here’s hoping that I get out of my slump, because my goal is to reach 40 by Spring break! So far, I’ve tried to read a wide variety and to try books that I might not […]

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Ms. Fitz Has Read… January 8, 2018

Inspired by the wonderful Pernille Ripp, I’ve got a new reading resolution for 2018: I’m kicking my reading log up a notch. So that younger readers (and those not using social media) can follow along too, I’ll be keeping a visual reading log on the wall outside of the library. Follow along with my 2018 […]

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Antiracist Read: Subtle Acts of Exclusion, by Dr. Tiffany Jana and Michael Baran

My most recent anti-racist read was Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions, by Dr. Tiffany Jana and Michael Baran. I experienced this book in the audiobook format. Here is some information about the book, from Bookshop.org: The first practical handbook that helps individuals and organizations recognize and prevent microaggressions so […]

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