” McKibben, S. (2020, February). Reader’s Guide / The Heart of Reading Instruction. Rooted in Reading, 77(5). Retrieved March 11, 2020.”


Only within the past decade or so has a new wave of children’s books pushed its way into the market, representing the vast and rich experiences of diverse families. We have to get to the heart with reading instruction.

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