(Con)textualizing Disability: Building Empathy through Children’s Literature
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(Con)textualizing Disability: Building Empathy through Children’s Literature

Creators: Erica Boulay-Ali, Melissa Johnson, Aleisha Smith and Ali Zimmerman Project Context: As a special education teacher, I am always looking for ways to help students with special needs improve their self-esteem, and to create a safe learning environment for them within the school as a whole. This means helping mainstream students recognize and include students … Continue reading

Student Review: The  Absolutely  True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
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Student Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Arnold leaves the reservation and hopes of a better life at a small white school. The novel illustrates situations of alcohol and physical abuse, which although portraying real life, is mature content calling for a target audience of teens. This book can be placed in the contemporary realistic fiction genre since it allows readers to … Continue reading

Deep Plunge Between the Lines: Taking up a Quest
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Deep Plunge Between the Lines: Taking up a Quest

Deep Plunge is a definitive commentary on key aspects of children’s and adolescent literature. Offered freely by Vernon the Reading Primate for the betterment of all reading primates everywhere, it reveals invaluable insights into how books work and why you should read them. Few other concepts seems as prevalent in adolescent and young adult literature … Continue reading