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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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Finding the Music / En pos de la música

When Reyna accidentally breaks her grandfather’s vihuela, she seeks help in her neighborhood to repair it and discovers his legacy in the community as a mariachi player.
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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

After the death of her dutiful older sister, Olga, rebellious Julia deals with her family’s grief and the discovery of her sister’s secret double life.
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Stella Díaz Has Something to Say

Shy Stella loves marine animals but worries about finding the right words to make a presentation about them to her third-grade class.
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Alma and How She Got Her Name

Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela thinks that six is way too many names! But as she learns more about how her names connect her to her family, Alma becomes very proud of all her names.
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The Beauty That Remains

Autumn, Logan, and Shay have each lost someone they loved and seek healing in friendship and music to cope with their individual grief.
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Be Prepared

Vera finally talks her mom into sending her to summer camp, but the Russian Orthodox camp isn’t one that her friends go to.
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Saffron Ice Cream

As she and her family head to Coney Island for the first time, Rashin remembers when they lived in Iran and the fun and ice cream she shared with her best friend Azadeh during trips to the beach.
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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.