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About briancookeducator

Husband, Daddy, teacher, #Mountaineer, coach, and aspiring school leader | Thoughts are my own.

The Eleventh Trade by Alyssa Hollingsworth

The Eleventh Trade by Alyssa Hollingworth Roaring Brook Press, 2018, 288 pages Grades 5-8 ISBN 978-1-250-15576-4 Sami might have come to the United States with nothing, but he entered with a huge piece of family history, and his grandfather Baba … Continue reading

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Letter to Jason Reynolds, author of Ghost

Dear Jason, I work in an impoverished community where sports are very important. To some, it is the only thing that is important to them. Learning may not be a high priority regardless of all the tricks teachers and school … Continue reading

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