Category: Library

Passion and Programming in the Library

When the pandemic hit, the world changed drastically. I went from working full-time as a school librarian, studying as a graduate student, and...

Young Adult Book Clubs as Impactful Professional Learning

As a secondary ELAR Coordinator in Rockwall, Texas, when we implemented the readers/writers workshop, my first goal was to share with...

Media Specialists: The Missing Link

It can be overwhelming and daunting to talk to principals and administrators about the importance of hiring media specialists for our...

Complex Books, In Context #7: Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

In the seventh part of our Complex Books, In Context series, I’m “zooming out” on Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, written by Carol Boston...

Valuing Inquiry Over Opinions in the Classroom

When complex social issues are discussed in our classrooms, we often default to a “both sides” framing. However, this approach can leave our...

Complex Books, In Context #6: Milo Imagines the World

Today, we’re digging into one of my favorite picture books, Milo Imagines the World, written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by...

Complex Books, In Context Series

In our quest to provide diverse and inclusive texts to our students, we must also be intentional about how we use texts that address...

Complex Books, In Context #5: Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Today, we’re zooming out Dreamers by Yuyi Morales. This is the fifth post in the “Complex Books, In Context” series. Check out the other...

Complex Books, In Context #4: Jacob’s New Dress

This is the fourth post in the “Complex Books, In Context” series and the first picture book! Check out the first three guides for Wonder by R.J....

Complex Books, In Context #3: The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

This is the third post in the “Complex Books, In Context” series. Check out the first two resource guides for Wonder by R.J. Palacio and Genesis...

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