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thinkbrit:

Patricia Polacco is my hero.

I am going to write an author study/genre study using her books as mentor texts for personal narrative.

She is amazing. The way she speaks about bullying, inclusion, and tolerance is inspiring.

I was a very big fan of Polacco’s work for years, but it wasn’t until looking for children’s books for same-sex parents last year (after almost all of my education coursework was finished and my student teaching was all over) that I stumbled upon In Our Mothers’ House.

That search had become so discouraging. But then I found Polacco. Polacco, a childhood favorite and a favorite again as a teacher, wrote a book with people that looked like me, people that frequently weren’t allowed in classrooms.  A children's book. 

I cried and started a fan-letter of thanks and then never sent it because I felt so awkward.  But now I might try again.

(via positivelypersistentteach)

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    Hero.
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    I was a very big fan of Polacco’s work for years, but it wasn’t until looking for children’s books for same-sex parents...
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    Absolutely fantastic!
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    Amen, sister! I believe that all people — but especially mothers — need to watch and listen to this. I love how she says...
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