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Explore the Intersection of Science and Stories in The Girl Who Named Pluto

Ripe with many opportunities for content-rich learning opportunities, The Girl Who Named Pluto is a welcome addition to the study of fictionalized biography, the solar system, and the power of interdisciplinary thinking.

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat – 2017 Caldecott Medal Winner

Winner of the 2017 Caldecott Award Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Written and Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe Published in 2016 by Little Brown ISBN 978-0-316-21388-2   Grades PreK – Grade 12 Book Review “Somewhere in Brooklyn, between hearts that thump, double Dutch, and hopscotch and salty mouths that slurp sweet ice, […]

Nonfiction and The Classroom Bookshelf

These days it seems that everybody is talking about the Common Core State Standards and nonfiction literature for children and young adults. We couldn’t be more ecstatic about this trend! It’s a fascinating world that we live in, and there is an equally fascinating range of literature for children and young adults to explore it. […]