Books

With so many drastic changes occurring in such a short time, America’s young people and students need attention. Many children and youth are grieving the loss of normalcy but do not have the tools to process their grief. This guide is intended to help students learn coping skills for processing the events of 2020. The skills taught here will continue to serve them throughout their lives.

 

Although topics such as grief, race, and emotions can be daunting, this book provides a place to start and will act as a guide to help you navigate these difficult topics.This proactive guide by Jenny Delacruz will help teachers and parents teach K-12 students the coping skills necessary to cultivate a strong identity and sense of compassion. How Was Your Summer: Fostering Critical Conversations with Students is the best resource for educators and parents who want to engage in critical conversations with students. The guide includes 30 “Reflection Time” activities and exercises intended to be completed in 15-minute increments once a week. 

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How do you talk to your child about their very real fears? How do you make it better when the world changes into something unrecognizable? When her child can't sleep and things look bleak, this Momma knows exactly what to do.

 

 As viral outbreaks like COVID-19 become a real fear for many people around the globe, Momma, Can I Sleep with You Tonight? offers a compassionate look at social distancing and how it affects our children. Following the story, Jenny provides psychoeducation about the major stages of grief and how it manifests in the behavior of children. Tools and resources are shared to equip you with how to begin the journey of processing grief with children.

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For the sixth grade students in Ms. Mélange’s class, Friday is the best day of the week. Because that’s the day Ms. Mélange takes them on a new adventure through world history, exploring the past and how it reflects our present.


In this delightful history book, Ms. Melange takes her students through the tumultuous, often ignored origins and cultural impact of Haiti. Tackling their fight of independence and the country’s struggles thereafter, Fridays with Ms. Melange provides a nuanced, thoughtful look at history that celebrates Haiti’s unique culture and diverse heritage.

Learn about Haiti’s rich culture and past along with Ms. Melange’s class in a brand-new series exploring diversity and adversity throughout history.

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