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August/September 2019

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PreK/TK/K SHADES of BLACK: A CELEBRATION OF OUR CHILDREN by Sandra L. Pinkney (Author), Myles C. Pinkney (Illustrator) Dreamers by Yuyi Morales MY PAPI HAS A MOTORCYCLE by Isabel Quintero (Author), Zeke Peña (Illustrator) GRUMPY MONKEY by Suzanne Lang (Author), Max Lang (Illustrator) Grades 1-2 DON'T TOUCH MY HAIR! by Sharee Miller WHEN ANGELS SING: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana by Michael Mahin (Author), Jose Ramirez (Illustrator) imagine by Juan Felipe Herrera (Author), Lauren Castillo (Illustrator) STONEWALL: A BUILDING. AN UPRISING. A REVOLUTION by Rob Sander (Author), Jamey Christoph (Illustrator) Grades 3-5 FRONT DESK by Kelly Yang Turning Pages: My Life Story by Sonia Sotomayor (Author), Lulu Delacre (Illustrator) LOLA (En Español) by Junot Díaz (Author), Leo Espinosa (Illustrator) STELLA Diaz HAS Something To SAY by Angela Dominguez Grades 6-8 how i became a ghost by Tim Tingle (Author), Steven Walker (Illustrator) The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande THE POET X by Elizabeth Acevedo SAVE ME A SEAT by Sarah Weeks, Gita Varadarajan Grades 9-12 THE 57 BUS: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater Dear Martin by Nic Stone SUMMER OF THE MARIPOSAS by Guadalupe Garcia McCall INTERNMENT by Samira Ahmed 2019-2020 Recommended Books In Gratitude R A C H E L H A L L Q U I S T , an induction coach for new teachers and mem- ber of the Mt. Diablo Education Association, created and designed The Grateful Teacher Planner as a tool for educators to bolster their resiliency and happiness in the profession. "I saw the negative impact teacher stress has on students, particularly in the high turnover rates in our high-needs schools," Hallquist says. "I tested gratitude journaling as a strategy to support positive emotions, and found it worked with the teachers that used it." This makes sense, says Hallquist, because "when we pause to give some weight to what is working in our practice, we feel good about our practice." The planner provides a space for teachers to think about what is working, why it's working, and why it's important for students. It also has productivity tools such as weekly lesson planning pages, calendars, communication logs, and student data sheets. It's available on Hallquist's web- site,, and on Amazon in both English and Spanish. "Having gratitude embedded in my planner helps make this power- ful habit happen," Hallquist says. 11 A U G U S T / S E P T E M B E R 2 019

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