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Q&A with the Author of “Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?” + a Giveaway

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell is an expertly crafted biography that can be used to teach students a variety of craft moves during a biography writing unit of study.

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Polacco’s Newest Book

Patricia Polacco's newest book, The Junkyard Wonders, can be used during the first month of the school year when you're teaching students about the climate of respect (for differences) you expect*.  This exquisite picture book, based on a real-life event from Polacco's life, is an excellent companion to Thank You Mr. Falker, a book I… Continue reading Polacco’s Newest Book