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Author: Donalyn Miller; Colby Sharp
Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Literacy advocates with a deep passion for books bestselling author Donalyn Miller and 5th grade teacher Colby Sharp showcase the power of children s access to books, providing teachers and administrators with the tools and information they need to increase children s meaningful interaction with books and to launch or sustain book access initiatives in their communities. Through research and testimonials from voices  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Instructional and educational works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donalyn Miller; Colby Sharp
ISBN: 1338310593 9781338310597
OCLC Number: 1054835690
Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: From book deserts to book floods : tools for transformation --
School libraries and librarians : the right of every child --
Classroom libraries : a living, breathing reading community --
Books of their own : the power of book ownership --
On the level : some truths about text leveling systems --
Cultural and social access to books : the need for representation in children's literature --
Knowing children's and young adult literature : the key to matching readers with books --
Dedicating time for reading at home and school --
The power of choice : supporting independent readers --
Our community of readers : the relationships readers need every day.
Responsibility: Donalyn Miller & Colby Sharp.

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Literacy advocates with a deep passion for books bestselling author Donalyn Miller and 5th grade teacher Colby Sharp showcase the power of children s access to books, providing teachers and administrators with the tools and information they need to increase children s meaningful interaction with books and to launch or sustain book access initiatives in their communities. Through research and testimonials from voices in the field and their own classroom experiences, Miller and Sharp provide practical and resourceful information on a range of topics and areas, (including successful school and classroom libraries, the power of book ownership, the importance of cultural and social access to books, and meaningful family-community reading engagement) designed to help dramatically increase children s access to and life-changing engagement with books.

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