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Since we launched in 2017, the core values that we use to guide our work have been joy, justice, and community. Thank you for joining us in promoting joyful reading experiences that center the stories, identities, and experiences of young people in our Bronx community and beyond.
This edition of our weekly newsletter is especially for educators.
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(Be)Tween Time: Ground Zero Virtual Book Club Discussion
Thursday, March 11, 4-5pm EST including a live Q&A with author Alan Gratz!
Readers ages 8-13 who have read Ground Zero and want to talk about it are welcome to attend. The discussion will be facilitated by 12-year-old Bronx resident Cadence.
Register now for our March session of Reading/Race to discuss this jubilantly affirming novel with other educators and continue developing antiracist instructional practices.
Free Subscriptions to The New York Times
The New York Times is offering high school students and teachers a free digital subscription through September 1, 2021. Teachers and administrators, follow this link to invite your students.
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