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An Orange for Kenneth White

One of my favorite Christmas stories is An Orange for Frankie by Patricia Polacco. I cannot finish that book without weeping.

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Education

Holiday Season Countdown

Day 10 – The Trees of the Dancing Goats by Patricia Polacco

Trisha and her family are looking forward to the holiday season, there is a lot of preparation to be done in time for the eight days of Hanukkah festivities. 252 more words

Books For Minis

Tis The Season

Christmas is one of my very favorite times of year, but it is also one of the very busiest.  I’m not complaining.  There are so many festive and fun activities that can fill my… 652 more words

Reflections on Diversity in Children's and Young Adult Literature

          Some realizations have struck me as I’ve spent a solid month reading and studying children’s literature that features diversity. One is the significant shift in maturity and sensitivity that occurs when authors offer readers stories about combining cultures, races, religions, or abilities. 922 more words

Children's Literature