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The fiction selection for the first half of 2020 is shaping up beautifully! Here's what we're excited about.

COVID–19 Teacher Diary: Equity & Access for All Students

In this day and age of widespread use of technology, it’s easy to forget that there are real issues when it comes to the equitable access to devices and wifi for students to be able to participate i …

Book Cover Polar Vortex

A novel that's gorgeously wrought and excruciatingly (in the best way!) unputdownable. 

Book Cover, Lean Out, by Tara Henley

"Life is uncertain and anxiety-producing. But there are glimpses of a different world that may come out of this crisis."

Book Cover The Union of Smokers

"An entirely new kind of story told by a gutter-mouthed, chain-smoking twelve year old, who announces in the opening paragraph that he’s going to die today."

COVID–19 Teacher Diary: An Achievable, Accessible #ActivityOfTheDay

The times we find ourselves in right now are uncertain and unprecedented.  But what always sticks with me is this saying from Fred Rogers:  “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news …

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