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Courage for Beginners
Courage for Beginners | Karen Harrington
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Twelve-year-old Mysti Murphy wishes she were a character in a book. If her life were fictional, she'd magically know how to deal with the fact that her best friend, Anibal Gomez, has abandoned her in favor of being a "hipster." She'd be able to take care of everyone when her dad has to spend time in the hospital. And she'd certainly be able to change her family's secret. Seventh grade is not turning out the way Mysti had planned. With the help of a hot-air balloon, her new friend Rama Khan, and a bright orange coat, can she find the courage to change?
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InnerSavvy
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Sweet Middle School book about having courage to change and get through Middle School and life.

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WiseGirl13
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Doing a little chrocheting..

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CatConstellations
Courage for Beginners | Karen Harrington
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My puppy Lilo sure is courageous just like Misti Murphy! #lovepuppys

FlowerFairy And beautiful! 2y
CatConstellations Thank u very much for the compliment Flower Fairy 2y
Booknerd2 The picture makes you want to know what he‘s thinking. Awesome!! Beautiful dog!!! 2y
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CatConstellations Thank u so much I will have to tell her about your nice compliments thank u again book nerd two 2y
AvacadoandGlitter LILO*** *autocorrect. meh* 2y
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CatConstellations Questionmark 2y
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KarinaGuillen
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Courage For Beginners by Karen Harrington is a Sunshine State Readers Award winning RF novel about a young 7th grader named Mysti who‘s best friend decides to ditch her in favor of becoming a “hipster”. Mysti is mostly worried because Ani was the only person she trusted with her family secret. Now that Mystis father has fallen sick and is in the hospital, she must dig past her fear and anger to find answers for her family. This is a great story

KarinaGuillen for late elementary-middle school shared reading. Attached is a link to a Teacher‘s Guide that goes along with the story: https://www.perma-bound.com/static/TPR/000457756.pdf UDL principals 3.2 Highlight patterns critical features big ideas and relationships & 3.3 guide information processing visualization and manipulation can be utilized using this teacher guide along with EL principals 13 Use preview/review activities. I loved this book! It (edited) 2y
KarinaGuillen is a relatable story that teaches students about discovering what you are made of when facing trouble. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
Jbombardiere I haven't heard of this book until now so I look forward to checking it out. It seems to tell a really great story, good for personal reading or for sharing with a class. 2y
JaymeeKendall Love the message of this book! 2y
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💲🌲📚 haul!! 🎉🎉🎉

BarbaraTheBibliophage Retail therapy at its best. Enjoy! 👏🏻👏🏻📚📚👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage Definitely!!! 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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#JulyStats #ReadingStats I read a lot of great books this month.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!!! 📚💕 2y
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Chelsibno
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This #audiobook was great! Mysti wishes her life were as simple as a book. Then maybe she'd know what to do when her dad is hospitalized or her only friend ditches her. But most of all, maybe she would know how to help her agoraphobic, recluse mother. I enjoyed the first-person narrator and how the book dealt with a mental health issue. I wish more middle grade books approached such topics.

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