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Librarian Picks: Week of August 23

These are books I have read this week that support ASIJ’s Portrait of a Learner, DEI and SEL.

As I read books this year, I will modify the catalog to make it easier for you to search for books to support ASIJ’s Portrait of a Learner. Catalog Search by Subject Example below:

Rain Boy by Dylan Glynn

Prompt to promote a class discussion: “Play was better together.”

Global Citizenship/DEI/SEL

The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates

Prompt to promote a class discussion: “Some people worry that there won’t be enough room under the big umbrella,” the narrator warns. “But the amazing thing is…there is.” 

Global Citizenship/DEI/SEL

Pair Rain Boy and The Big Umbrella with Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller or One by Kathryn Otoshi

The Circle of Caring and Sharing by Theresa Larsen-Jonasson

Prompt to promote a class discussion: “The animals took turns passing the stick to speak. Some gave a loud roar, and others a squeak.

Collaboration/Communication/DEI/SEL

The Whatifs by Emily Kilgore

Prompt to promote a class discussion: “Do you ever have good Whatifs?”

Mindset/SEL

Speak Up, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

Prompt to promote a class discussion: “Speak up for anyone who might need help.”

Mindset/DEI/SEL

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