Every Child a Super Reader, 2nd Edition: 7 Strengths for a Lifetime of Independence, Purpose, and Joy
By Pam Allyn and Ernest Morrell
In this revised edition, Allyn and Morrell address how the 7 Strengths framework is needed more than ever in a post-pandemic world. They show how building on children's strengths while immersing them in a literature-rich classroom community can transform them into Super Readers-- avid readers who grow together as they read and share their ideas with a sense of belonging, curiosity, friendship, kindness, confidence, courage, and hope.
Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson Grades 7-12
Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.
By Stacy McAnulty PreK-2
Beauty is much more than how one looks on the outside. True beauty is found in conquering challenges, showing kindness, and spreading contagious laughter. Beautiful girls are empowered, smart, and really, really strong!
Beautiful breaks barriers by showing girls free to be themselves: splashing in mud, conducting science experiments, and reading books under a flashlight with friends.
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