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Our community of experts share lesson plans, activities, advice, and more to help you help your students.
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They Say Blue

Follow a young girl through a year or a day as she explores and examines the world around her and shares her questions and imaginative thoughts.
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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

Harvard-hopeful Genie meets Quentin and is distracted by his good looks and his insistence that she has supernatural powers that she must use to help him fight demons.
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When his Doberman Sinbad is diagnosed with cancer, Conor gives up some of his hockey lessons to help pay for Sinbad’s treatment.
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Song of the Wild: A First Book of Animals

On large pages filled with lush mixed-media illustrations, descriptive poems reveal fascinating facts about wildlife from around the world, generating appreciation for animals of every size, color, and shape.
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For Every One

Everyone has a dream—and this poem is reminder to all the dreamers that their dreams matter.
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The Night Diary

In her diary, Nisha writes letters to her late mother about having to leave their home after the partition of India creates the country of Pakistan.
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Malala’s Magic Pencil

As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true.
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Chasing Space

Get an inside look at the rigorous training and work required to make it all the way to outer space from athlete-turned-astronaut Leland Melvin.
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Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School

Born into slavery, Lilly Ann secretly learned to read and write from her master’s children—and then read everything she could get her hands on. Wishing to share her knowledge with others, she secretly taught hundreds of other enslaved people despite the great risks.
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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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Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.