As a teacher:

 

  • Everything on a Waffle: Polly Horvath (2001)

  • Because of Winn Dixie: Kate DiCamillo (2000)

  • The Liberation of Gabriel King K.L. Going (2005)

  • Shooting the Moon: Frances O’Rourke Dowell (2008)

  • How to Steal a Dog: Barbara O’Connor (2009)

  • Countdown: Deborah Wiles (2010)

  • Inside Out and back again: Thanhha Lai (2011)

  • Brown Girl Dreaming:  Jacqueline Woodson (2014)

  • Somewhere Among: Donwerth Chikamatsu (2017)

  • The Parker Inheritance: Varian Johnson (2018)

  • Merci Suarez Changes Gears: Meg Medina (2018)

  • President of the Whole Sixth Grade, Girl Code: Sherri Winston (2018)

  • Hazel’s Theory of Evolution: Lisa Jenn Bigelow (2019)

  • Other Words for Home: Jasmine Warga (2019)

  • The Unsung Hero of Birdsong: Brenda Woods (2019)

  • The Light in the Lake: Sarah R. Baughman (2019)

  • The Only Black Girls in Town: Brandi Colbert (2020)

  • We Dream of Space: Erin Entrada Kelly (2020)

FAVORITE BOOKS

Growing up:

 

  • My Side of the Mountain: Jean Craighead George (1959)

  • From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1967)

  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (1970)

  • Are you there G-d it’s me Margaret? - (1970)

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