Just Juice by Karen Hesse

What if you are in third grade, not doing too well in school, and your parents are about to get evicted and need you to help them read letters from lawyers?

Then you have to deliver a baby because your mom can’t get to the hospital?

Read this if you think you have it hard!

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End of year Tech survey

Want to hear from folks so we can plan a better year integrating technology into our learning plans. 3 minutes max for this survey!

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Siblings Reading Club

Sibling Reading Club

Thanks for participating this year! Please fill out this survey so we can plan an even better club next year.

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Why Hasn’t the Number of Multicultural Books Increased In Eighteen Years?


What do you think?

Originally posted on the open book:

Since LEE & LOW BOOKS was founded in 1991 we have monitored the number of multicultural children’s books published each year through the Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s statistics. Our hope has always been that with all of our efforts and dedication to publishing multicultural books for more than twenty years, we must have made a difference. Surprisingly, the needle has not moved. Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, children’s book publishing has not kept pace. We asked academics, authors, librarians, educators, and reviewers if they could put their fingers on the reason why the number of diverse books has not increased.

The Diversity Gap in Children's Books

The Diversity Gap in Children’s Books (click for larger image)

KT HorningKathleen T. Horning, Director of Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC), School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison: I think we saw the numbers of multicultural books flatlining when school and…

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ASL interpreted Shakespeare and folktales

The Nashville Public Library has a series of ASL interpreted marionette productions with fabulous interpretation. Check them out here!

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Adding new settings to our kid lit shelves

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Here is a helpful list of blogs sites, publishers and book stores who publish or review books that reflect the lives of our students in NYC.

Our students need windows, yes, but mirrors too.

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Jeff Kinney talks about school libraries!

Jeff Kinney for School Libraries (School Library Month PSA #2) from AASL on Vimeo.

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