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Rachael Walker

In this special series, children's literacy consultant Rachael Walker and many of the authors, parents, and educators she’s met and worked with talk about how books have changed their lives, how to bring books to life for young readers, and how to enrich kids’ lives with good books. You can also visit Rachael at her blog, Belle of the Book.

January 3, 2021

Everything’s a mystery when you’re growing up. Things are happening out of your control and you want to know why!

December 16, 2020

All children need role models who look like they do. Having role models who share their abilities and challenges and have families that looks like theirs can help kids feel comfortable and confident as they develop their own identities. Diverse role models help children see one another as part of the same community.

December 1, 2020

Well I had a dog and his name was Lou Betcha five dollars he's a good dog too Old Lou!

November 16, 2020

The election of Kamala Harris as the first woman Vice President of the United States has had me both celebrating and thinking about women in history. It is cool that in the centennial year of women winning the right to vote, we elected a woman to this high office!

November 6, 2020

It seems hard at this point to not feel cliché talking about this time of great uncertainty we live in and the very challenging array of emotions we all are dealing with. I go from fearful and fragile to restless, helpless, then hopeful several times a day.

October 20, 2020

When Sharon Langley was born in the early 1960s, many amusement parks were segregated, and African-American families were not allowed entry.

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Reading intervention specialist working one-on-one with an elementary student struggling readers

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