I appreciate the Indiana Fever basketball players who all took a knee during the National Anthem before their recent play-off game.
Ninety-six-year-old New Yorker correspondent Roger Angell explains why this is the most important election of his life–and why Hilary will have his vote.
Rethinking Schools explores the different ways this election offers teachable moments concerning racism and xenophobia.
Chris Lehmann explains why white educators must both educate and speak out against racial injustice.
Mind/Shift details 3 Ways Schools Can Be Supportive of Students’ Mental Health.
Pernille Ripp has a whole host of brilliant ideas for transforming book shopping in her classroom and building a stronger reading culture.
Nerdy Book Club suggests 10 podcasts for classroom use. (Glad to see my favorite podcast, Radiolab, here!)
Betsy Bird’s Newbery/Caldecott predictions post is up. I still have a lot of reading to do before awards season.
Please read Laura Jiminez’s piece about Raina Telgemeier’s Ghosts before buying and booktalking this new graphic novel in your classroom.
Paula Bourque suggests 5 Ways to Nurture Reading Identity. I’ll be incorporating several of these into my Children’s and Adolescent Literature courses.