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Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
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I loved, loved, LOVED this book. Told in a series of sparse but beautiful narrative poems that depict one short elevator ride, Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds is a YA standout. This little book is reminiscent of the troubling … Continue reading

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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
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Brown Girl Dreaming has been winning all sorts of awards (Newbery and National Book Award). It depicts a young black family’s moves from Ohio¬†to South Carolina to New York City amid segregation and racial violence. Woodson¬†also tells the story of … Continue reading

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And this…
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On Monday We E-mailed Jokes Author Unknown On Monday we emailed jokes. On Tuesday we did not. On Monday we thought that we were secure. On Tuesday we learned better. On Monday we were talking about heroes as being athletes. … Continue reading

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What else can you post today? Just this…
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  I down by Jesse Glass down it came down from the autumn sky down it came down & every- one rose & wept in the city (my city) & some were fly- ing & some were fall- ing & … Continue reading

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