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We Stand for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

George Floyd’s death — the public and merciless way he died and the historical and contemporary context that led to his murder — has dealt a blow to the Black community and its children. These same children will return to school this fall traumatized not only by the effects of COVID-19, but by living in…

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Jenny Rose Shares the Story Behind Ready for Read Aloud

In Ready for Read Aloud, Rosa feels shy about reading aloud to her classmates at school. But with practice reading her favorite book to lots of animals and to a new neighbor-friend, she gains the confidence she needs to do it. The idea for this story came to me when I reflected on the reading…

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Illustrating Diversity

We all have a story to tell. Mine starts with learning to read at age four and instantly falling in love with books. I was that child who wrote alternate endings and sequels to my most treasured stories. While most of my friends saved their allowances for baby dolls and toy cars, I saved mine…

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Why Graphic Novels?

Avenue A Books is launching its first series of graphic novels in early 2019! This new line of books is specifically created to help kids develop social and emotional competencies in a way that speaks directly to them, and to enable them to gain a deeper understanding of relevant and relatable situations. Why Graphic Novels?…

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Introducing Avenue A Books!

The team at Center for Responsive Schools is thrilled to announce our new line of books for kids ages 5–14: Avenue A Books! Avenue A Books is launching its first series of graphic novels in early 2019. This new line of books is specifically created to help kids develop social and emotional competencies in a…

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