Sex Ed Books

It’s a tricky topic, but kids deserve to know the facts about reproduction, sex, gender, relationships, and consent. Here’s a collection of books that your shelves should hold for kids to educate and empower themselves.

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Foster Equitable Access to Engaging Books this Summer!

Summer Starts Now!

“Summer is a critical time for literacy skills. Things like decoding, letter knowledge, and word reading skills are very susceptible to decay without frequent practice.”

James Kim, an assistant professor of education at Harvard University

The weather outside may be frightful, but planning summer reading can be delightful. ESSER and Title I Funding makes it possible to send students home with take-home book packs that build literacy skills and engage the entire family. Here are some ways to get books into the hands of students this summer:

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Librarian Prep List for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month

Next week we mark the 28th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day set aside to honor and commemorate the great civil rights leader. And next month is the 46th annual Black History Month, when we celebrate and explore Black History. Read on for more great books to support your planning, programming, and displays for both of these important occasions.

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Books to Promote Early Literacy

The more opportunities students have to hear, grasp, and manipulate the sounds of words, the easier it will be for them to decode new words and become fluent readers. Beginner books in the classroom and at home help early readers build the literacy skills they need to become joyful readers.

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Poetry for the Hearth

By Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist

Snow keeps falling here in Minneapolis, and if I had a fireplace, I’d be lounging in front of it. Personally, I think poetry is perfect for days like today. When blizzards swirl the snow into a frenzy, I seek shelter in fuzzy socks and beautiful verse. Poetry occupies the mind and makes the world a playful place. Luckily, Lerner has published an abundance of poetry picture books this fall! Find a new favorite from the list below and read until the temperatures rise above zero again.

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