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August/September 2019

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Got something for this page? Send details to with "Lit From Within" in the subject line. We lean toward new(ish) work that can be used in the classroom. Jasmine's 'superpowers' A M B E R H A R R E L L - T O B E Y, an eighth-grade math teacher and member of NEA-Jurupa, wrote and published a book this year inspired by her 7-year-old daughter, who has cerebral palsy. The disorder impairs body movements and causes a reduced range of motion. Written under the pen name Amber Nichole and illustrated by Mike Motz, Hey Jasmine! Let's Go to the Park looks at some of the challenges the energetic child faces, as when other kids at a park are confused by her leg braces and mannerisms and refuse to play with her. The story goes on to show the little girl making friends and highlights her "superpower" abilities. "It's a great resource for teachers to use with their students to teach them how to be more sensitive to students with spe- cial needs, while also celebrating the accomplishments that children with special needs can do," says Harrell-Tobey, who has taught for more than 17 years and has twice been named Teacher of the Year in her district. "I want to celebrate them! They deserve to see characters that look like them too." The book is available on Amazon. 59 A U G U S T / S E P T E M B E R 2 019 C APPLY TODAY: call 1-888-758-7946 or visit Mention Priority Code VC01LG Gift Card Bonus Offer** (students not eligible) PLUS $ 200 For more information about the rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the use of the credit card, call the toll-free number above or visit * You will also earn 2% cash back at grocery stores and wholesale clubs. Earn 3% and 2% cash back on the first $2,500 in combined choice category/grocery store/wholesale club purchases each quarter. Once the $2,500 quarterly limit is reached, additional Net Purchases will earn base cash rewards of 1%. ** You will qualify for a $200 Gift Card if you use your new credit card account to make any combination of Net Purchase transactions totaling at least $500 (exclusive of any fees, returns and adjustments) that post to your account within 90 days of the account open date. The account must be open and have charging privileges to qualify for and receive the gift card. Limit 1 gift card per new account. This one-time promotion is limited to customers opening a new account in response to this offer and will not apply to requests to convert existing accounts. Allow 8-12 weeks from qualifying for delivery of the gift card. Offer sponsored by Bank of America. We may substitute an item of equal or greater value and we are not responsible for lost, stolen or undelivered merchandise. Federal law prohibits students from receiving the gift card premium. The value of this reward may constitute taxable income to you. You may be issued an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 (or other appropriate form) that reflects the value of such reward. Please consult your tax advisor, as neither we, nor our affiliates, provide tax advice. Restrictions apply, see This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. Visa and Visa Signature are registered trademarks of Visa International Service Association, and are used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Bank of America and the Bank of America logo are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation. ©2019 Bank of America Corporation ARV5KBMP CC050819 MB0819-AD-CAEDU THE CTA ® CASH REWARDS VISA SIGNATURE ® CREDIT CARD 3% CASH BACK in the CATEGORY of YOUR CHOICE* Gas Online Shopping Dining Travel Drug Stores Home Improvement & Furnishings New card design

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