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Themed Booklists

Bullies Be Gone!

Bullying is destructive and can take many forms. Why does someone become a bully? How do you help someone who is being bullied? Young adults can start to find the answers and build empathy through the pages of many Middle Grade and Young Adult books. 

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Themed Booklists

School Shootings: Trying to Understand the Unthinkable

Helping readers find empathy, sympathy, and understanding are lofty goals for YA authors who delve into the tragedy of school shootings. Told from multiple perspectives, this collection brings together many voices helping young adults process the unthinkable. 

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Weekly Lit Question

In Graceling, what is Katsa’s Grace?

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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