Month: August 2018

Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird by Bethany Hegedus

Try this lesson idea that invites learners to consider what makes a great author. #AASLstandards @AASL @BethanyHegedus @BalzerandBray @CASL @FAME

The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really) by Barry Wittenstein

Summary When you cut yourself, what’s the first thing you do? Reach for a Band-Aid, right? Before the 1920s, Band-Aids did not exist. Josephine Knight was accident prone and needed to save her cuts from infection. Her husband, Earle Dickson, wanted to help. He…

Islandborn by Junot Diaz

How do we keep our family history alive? In this insightful and poignant book, Junot Diaz examines just how we keep our stories alive. ┬áIn an age when immigration is a debate in our nation and tops the headlines each day, we consider the…

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