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My Reading Journey by Mike Curato

Reading has been an ever-changing journey. It’s shaped my life personally and professionally. Here’s the story of my reading journey.


Very early on, I was fortunate to have a parent who read to me everyday. 831 more words

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Neighbors protect babies with signs

During fawn birthing season in our neighborhood the homeowners along the main road through deer country post homemade signs warning drivers to slow down. Heaven forbid any careless passers-by fail to heed these warnings. 14 more words

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Miss Stoopenkoff, a first-class teacher by Raina Telgemeier

As an author with a social media presence, I interact with amazing teachers every day on the internet. There are lots of teachers in my personal life as well: My mom teaches elementary school, my best friend Theresa teaches high school English, and my brother-in-law Rob has recently graduated to the role of principal at a New York City public school. 520 more words

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As another new school year begins, students and teachers get themselves ready – perfectly sharpened pencils, clean white notebook paper, bright, shiny three-ringed binders . . 855 more words

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Inside Out: Getting Kids Excited About Books by Shannon L. Brown

As the author of a middle grade mystery, I speak to groups of elementary and middle school kids. I’ve been surprised and delighted to discover that just about every one of these kids can get excited about books. 806 more words

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A Better Life for Yourself is Tangible and Within Your Reach

I went into my first foster home when I was fifteen-years-old. Back then I knew a better life for myself was tangible and within my reach, I just had to want it and reach out and grab it.

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