Can Dress Codes Hurt Students?

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Today I have a book that touches on a topic that is rarely discussed.  Can dress codes hurt students?  Well-meaning schools are creating rules that target girls disproportionately at a time when body image issues are developing.  This book explores those issues from the perspective of middle school girls and many will be able to relate to the feelings shared…

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Middle School in the Time of Social Awakening

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Today I have a book that tackles middle school in the time of social awakening.  The author does a marvelous job of capturing the anxiety and nervousness of middle school and the changes in friend groups during a time when social issues that stymie many adults are on the rise. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter,…

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Help your Kids Understand Racism

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Today I have a book that will help your kids understand racism.  We are all aware of the blatant examples that present themselves, but what about the subtler ways that black kids are treated differently?  New Kid did a good job of addressing that topic and now What Lane is another book that takcles this issue head-on. Don’t forget to…

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Graphic Novel for Older Readers

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Today I have a graphic novel for older readers.  Whether you are a sports lover or a sports hater, this one will have you cheering for the Bishop O’Dowd Dragons to win the state championship.  This book delves into the team, its players, and even the history of the sport. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter,…

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How Women Got the Right to Vote

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Today I have a book that looks at how women got the right to vote.  This was an eye-opener for me.  I am shocked that I didn’t know the history.  When you read this and realize how long it took and how close we were to failing, you will be amazed.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that this portion…

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Removing the Stigma Around Periods

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Today I have a graphic novel aimed at removing the stigma around periods.  A few years ago I might have shied away from this topic, but no more.  Women and girls are at a tremendous disadvantage when we hide or disparage menstrual cycles.  We create a society that doesn’t give women the tools to be successful and taxes them emotionally…

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Fabulous Historical Fiction for Young Adults

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Today I have a book that is fabulous historical fiction for young adults.  The cover got me to open the book and the story sucked me right in.  I love it when that happens. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so you don’t miss a wonderful book that will both enlighten and…

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Whimsical Picture Book About Memories

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Today I have a whimsical picture book about memories.  Who hasn’t wanted to save the feelings you get when you have a lovely day with a friend?  Revisiting treasured encounters is a joy of life and this book captures that feeling so well. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so that you…

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Let’s Hear It for the Troublemaker

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Today let’s hear it for the troublemaker.  I love the Ivy and Bean books, so I was thrilled to learn the author had started a new series.  This one features Iggy, and while he is not the model of manners, he is a real kid who has to learn the consequences of his actions.  Does that sound something like your…

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The Face of Poverty in America

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Today I have a book that shows the face of poverty in America.  This book is a memoir, so it will show kids what it is really like to live on food stamps and to have to declare you are in the free lunch program every day at school. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…

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