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Blog: Making History

Tasting History In the Classroom

On a Friday, earlier this fall, the desks of my classroom were covered not in notebooks or Chromebooks but in heaping platters of Ecuadorian empanadas, Cambodian lok lak, Indian Khaman, Spanish magra, and Congolese chapatis.

Cover detail from Genesis Begins Again

Themed Booklists

Black Characters and Social/Cultural Themes

From graphic novels to fantasy and fiction, these fabulous books spotlight the diversity, histories, cultures, and experiences among those who identify as Black.

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Content-Area Literacy

Author Study Toolkit

Author Study units give students the opportunity to explore an author’s life and works in depth. Key components include reading selected books, discussion, research, and a final project. Our Author Study Toolkit gives you the step-by-step to create a successful study unit with your students.

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Weekly Lit Question

In Aru Shah and the End of Time, what kind of animal is the Pandava sisters’ mentor/guide?

Mama says I always liked words; that I was talking before I could walk, and reading and writing before I even got to kindergarten. For some reason, I like poems ... I like making words fit together like puzzle pieces, and coming up with the perfect rhyme.

excerpt from Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist

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