Creating a Buzz: New Read Woke ™ Chapter Books

Read Woke ™ branches out this season to fiction in the new chapter book series Bo at the Buzz! The series follows Bo, whose life is always buzzing. And not just because he lives upstairs from The Buzz, a barbershop. Young readers will love following Bo’s daily life and adventures in these early chapter books.

Today creators Cicely Lewis, Elliott Smith, and illustrator Subi Bosa share how they crafted the world of the Buzz and the characters who live there.

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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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Books for Veterans Day

In the United States, Veterans Day is the annual holiday on November 11th that honors military veterans who have served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces. 

The United States Armed Forces include:

  • U.S. Army (USA), established June 14th, 1775
  • U.S. Navy (USN), established October 13th, 1775
  • U.S. Air Force (USAF), established June 26th, 1947
  • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), established August 4th, 1790
  • U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), established November 10th, 1775
  • U.S. Space Force (USSF), established December 20th, 2019

We’ve curated a list of books that honor veterans and help readers understand how they’ve served their country:

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Ready for A Sports Roundup?

By Alice Meichsner

It’s football season folks! But really every time of year has dozens of sports for fans to enjoy. Study the sports, the stats, the players, and learn more about your favorite games along the way!

Do you know the story of the GOAT in your favorite sport? How about the biggest success and comeback stories of your favorite teams? Or the lives of your favorite MVPs and Olympic athletes? Keep scrolling to find the most interesting biographies and stories about all the greatest superstars!

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