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Summer Reading 2021
Thank you educators! You brought passion and enthusiasm to your students this year despite many challenges. We know reading is essential and enjoyable, and we’re thrilled to share our recommendations for teachers, librarians, and independent summer reading. Watch this author video for recommendations. Then add some of our recommendations to your lists and download activities and guides to help you prepare for the following year. If you have any questions, book recommendations, or summer reading ideas to share, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Continue Reading
Uma Wimple Charts Her House Educators’ Guide
Uma’s been making charts since she was a little kid. But when her teacher gives the class Uma’s dream assignment—to make a chart of their own homes—she is thrown for a loop. Filled with charts and graphs galore, Uma Wimple Charts Her House will inspire excitement for data and diagramming. This guide was written for educators to help students become familiar with charts, graphs and maps. Many of the activities in this guide are also easily adaptable for at-home learning.
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Instructions for Dancing By Nicola Yoon
Evie Thomas doesn’t believe in love anymore. Especially after the strangest thing occurs one otherwise ordinary afternoon: She witnesses a couple kiss and is overcome with a vision of how their romance began . . . and how it will end. After all, even the greatest love stories end with a broken heart, eventually.
As Evie tries to understand why this is happening, she finds herself at La Brea Dance studio, learning to waltz, fox-trot, and tango with a boy named X. X is everything that Evie is not: adventurous, passionate, daring. His philosophy is to say yes to everything — including entering a ballroom dance competition with a girl he’s only just met.
Falling for X is definitely not what Evie had in mind. If her visions of heartbreak have taught her anything, it’s that no one escapes love unscathed. But as she and X dance around and toward each other, Evie is forced to question all she thought she knew about life and love. In the end, is love worth the risk?