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Can I Touch Your Hair?

illustrated by Sean Qualls & Selina Alko

Irene and Charles end up as partners for a poem-writing project—and the poems they write focus on family, friends, food, and what they learn about race and the world around them.
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Celebrate a nation of diverse readers with these recommended books, authors, and teaching resources.

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Help for Families During COVID-19

Families play a key role in helping students avoid the "COVID-19 slide." We've curated a collection of helpful resources and fun activities designed to keep at-home learners engaged and growing.
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