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African-American Fiction for Every Teen

Posted on 25.Feb.22 in Book Recommendations

Teen fiction in the 21st century should feature diverse casts of characters to reflect modern culture. Whether you want your readers to see themselves reflected in the stories or experience life through another’s eyes, these African-American YA fiction books for kids may fit the bill. 1. Goals and Dreams What are your adolescents aiming for? […]

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Incredible African-American Autobiographies

Posted on 25.Feb.22 in Book Recommendations

When you’re looking for African-American biographies books to read, don’t forget about autobiographies. An autobiographical book is a first-person account of the writer’s life. When students read autobiographies, they begin to connect with historical figures in new ways.  1. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave Frederick Douglass, a powerful voice in […]

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Picture Books About African-American Culture

Posted on 25.Feb.22 in Book Recommendations

African-American culture is diverse, historical, rich, and worth exploring with all children. But where do you even start when it comes to sharing different views of cultural and historical events? With books, of course! Picture books offer young kids — and family members of all ages — meaningful looks at African-American life and culture with […]

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Top Books for Bringing Biology to Life

Posted on 8.Feb.22 in Book Recommendations

Biology is the science of life. It should be a fascinating topic, but students often find textbook explanations of biological processes dry and boring. To give your kids a new appreciation for this branch of science, suggest that they check out the following biology books. These titles will shed new light on plants, animals, the […]

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Get to Know Famous African-Americans in These Biographies

Posted on 8.Feb.22 in Book Recommendations

As your kids work on biographical reports or wax museum presentations, encourage them to dig into the lives of some of the country’s best-known African-Americans. You’ll find an assortment of inspirational accounts in the following biography series and stand-alone titles featuring famous African-Americans. 1. Elementary Grades: Amazing Athletes The Amazing Athletes set appeals to newly […]

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Must-Read American History Books for Kids

Posted on 8.Feb.22 in Book Recommendations

Although the United States has only been a country for about 250 years, there’s no shortage of tales to tell about American history. Books are one of the best ways to enrich your kids’ knowledge about our country’s past. The books below may complement your students’ school studies or allow them to explore an area […]

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How to Help Your Kids Learn Sight Words

Posted on 8.Feb.22 in Reading at Home Tips

Sight words are a big deal in the early grades. These are words that kids shouldn’t have to sound out. Rather, teachers encourage kids to memorize these words so that they’ll recognize them as soon as they see them. Daily drills with sight word lists can do the trick, but most kids (and parents!) usually […]

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Must-Read African-American Culture Books for Elementary Students

Posted on 17.Jan.22 in Book Recommendations

No matter your kids’ racial heritage, stories with African-American leads deserve a prominent place in their libraries. Diverse picture books honor African-American culture and people by embracing their journey and truth. Encourage your elementary kids to explore the selections below, or read and discuss them as a family. 1. Celebrating Me and My Family Every […]

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Must-Read Coding Books

Posted on 10.Jan.22 in Book Recommendations

Learning how to code today can help kids prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. Whether your kids have learned to code in school or are brand-new to the concept, the books below will help encourage and develop their skills.  They provide step-by-step guidance and instruction that will give your students an extra edge in the […]

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