California Educator

December/January 2021

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In the Know N E W S & N O T E S Pre-K, kindergarten In My Heart: A Book of Feelings By Jo Witek and Christine Roussey Be Who You Are By Todd Parr All Are Welcome By Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman Federico and All His Families By Mili Hernández and Gómez Grades 1-2 The Proudest Blue By Ibtihaj Muhammad, S.K. Ali and Hatem Aly Hair Love By Matthew A. Cherry and Vashti Harrison We Are Water Protectors By Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet By Elizabeth Rusch and Teresa Martinez Grades 3-5 The Teachers March! How Selma's Teachers Changed History By Sandra Neil Wallace, Rich Wallace and Charly Palmer Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World By Susan Hood Indian No More By Charlene Willing McManis and Traci Sorell Efrén Divided By Ernesto Cisneros Grades 6-8 Béisbol en Abril y Otros Cuentos By Gary Soto Seedfolks By Paul Fleischman and Judy Pedersen Black Brother, Black Brother By Jewell Parker Rhodes Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier By Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks Grades 9-12 Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You By Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi The Beast Player By Nahoko Uehashi and Cathy Hirano We Are Not From Here By Jenny Torres Sanchez California Reads 2020-21 E A C H Y E A R , CTA educators review and vet books to read and discuss with students, at all grade levels. The goal of #CaliforniaReads is to promote literacy and a lifelong love of reading, and help us better understand and accept ourselves, each other, and the world around us. This year 's recommendations: Go to for book synopses, past years' recommendations and more information. 10

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