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Teaching to Complexity: A Framework to Evaluate Literary and Content-Area Texts

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Teaching to Complexity: A Framework to Evaluate Literary and Content-Area TextsWritten by Mary Ann Cappiello and Erika Thulin Dawes Published by Shell Education, 2014 ISBN: 9781425814601 This week, we celebrate the publication of Erika and Mary Ann’s new book, Teaching to Complexity: A Framework to Evaluate Literary and Content-Area Texts. As we write in our […]

The Red Pencil

The Red Pencil Written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Illustrated by Shane W. Evans Published by Little Brown in 2014 ISBN-13: 9780316247801 Grades 4 and up Book Review Turning twelve is supposed to be an important and celebratory experience for Amira. And at first, it is: she’s finally old enough to wear a toob, the […]

2011 ALA Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award: Dave the Potter

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave Written by Laban Carrick Hill; Illustrated by Bryan Collier Little Brown, and Company, New York 2010 ISBN 978-0-316-10731-0 Book Review Dave the Potter, sometimes known as David Drake, was taught to read in South Carolina in the early 19th century, when it was against the law for an enslaved […]