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“It’s ok.  You’ll only need three.” I immediately start crying and my sixteen-year-old son knows he is in over his head. I know he is trying to be helpful, thoughtful even.  I know he understands the meaning of that plate to me.  It was my mom’s.  I...

Jacqueline Woodson, one of our favorite authors, was named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature in January.   Her platform is: “READING = HOPE x CHANGE (What’s Your Equation?), which encourages young people to think about – and beyond – the moment we’re living in, the power...

I ring the “attention chime” to signal a transition.  The students stop, look and listen.  I address the group of first graders, “Readers, please put away your materials and join me on the rug.”  As the word, readers, leaves my lips, I notice about twelve...