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kodieleidson

kodieleidson

Joined June 2024

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kodieleidson

This was another book that I wouldn‘t gravitate towards reading, but I am really glad that I did. I feel that I was made aware of many things that I hadn‘t considered before. Alongside that, it will be a beneficial tool in future classrooms that I will be teaching as well

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kodieleidson

Something that I found to be very important was the discussion of how there is power in peaceful protesting and an acknowledgment that protests can get out of hand so fast. In a future classroom, I hope I can find an accompanying novel that depicts peaceful and un-protests to go alongside this novel.

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kodieleidson

This is a heavy, but informative book about the history of racism. Slater resents it in such a way that is not only informative but relational to jokes and situations occurring within schools today. It‘s been an interesting and truly eye opening read and I am curious how this could be adapted to a reading done within public schools.

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kodieleidson

My overall impression of the book is that it is super applicable to a classroom environment and something that I will utilize in my future classrooms! I am not a nonfiction reader so this was definitely outside of my comfort zone. It helped open me up to reading more nonfiction books in the near future. P.S. I posted these least two posts last week but for some reason they never finished uploading? I think it was due to the spotty area I was in.

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kodieleidson

I found the “Ten Steps For Effective Disagreements” to be useful and something I want to utilize in m future classrooms. It does a really good job explaining how to open up the room to discussions of handling disagreements being had. This is not only applicable to classrooms but in daily life as well.

becky_lalaian I also liked the “Ten Steps For Effective Disagreements“ to be useful, and I agree that they are definitely good tools to utilize in our future classrooms. I'm glad they were included in this book because of how descriptive and and explanatory they are. 2d
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kodieleidson

I don‘t typically care for nonfiction, but this one hasn‘t entirely bored me yet. I think the author does a good job of drawing the readers in, but I have yet to feel really drawn in. Hopefully that changes the further I get into the book.

DanyYnad I had the same feeling at first! I I generally don‘t gravitate towards non-fictions books but this book worked so well to captivate and draw you in that all of the sudden you have all the knowledge without feeling bored. 2w
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kodieleidson

One of the quotes in this book that stood out to me was in the prologue, “ Lily was thirteen, and she couldn‘t remember if she‘d seen a group of Chinese girls like this before: in bathing suits and high heels, their hair and makeup perfectly done. They looked so American.” This is what was presented as a “good” Chinese American citizen. I think this is impactful because of the time period and how they experienced extreme racism during this time.

ms.gabourel I noted this quote too! I think it does a great job of portraying the expectations that people cary within themselves. It also illustrates the difficulty of navigating a foreign identity in America. 2w
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kodieleidson

I found it really interesting to see the lesbian community at the Telegraph Club. Through Lily, we see the diverse relationships within this community, and it also shows how the club is both a social hub and a sanctuary where people like Lily can explore their identities.

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kodieleidson

I liked Lo‘s heartfelt portrayal of Lily‘s journey to self-discovery in 1950s San Francisco. I thought Lo captured how complicated it was for Lily to explore her queer identity and the cultural tensions with such sensitivity and depth.

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kodieleidson

Overall, I really loved this book. The way it addressed depression, suicide, and other sensitive topics was done in a way that was very impactful. While there was much sorrow throughout the book, I still saw hope weaved throughout which I thought was so beautiful. This is definitely a book that I would want to teach at some point in my teaching career.

Alexa_Cussans I also really liked the themes the novel tackled and think the simple writing style would help middle graders 1mo
ms.reagan I loved the sensitivity that the author presented these topics with. It would really help make these large conversation points easier to digest for younger audiences 4w
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kodieleidson

The next thing that I loved about this book was that it was written in verse. I feel it really added a depth to the novel that you maybe wouldn‘t get out of a book that was written in the typical writing style. I personally loved this and it helped me have a better unsaying of what was going on within the book.

AriaBlue I stated the same thing in my post. I thought it was amazing because it showed depth to her character. 4w
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kodieleidson

One thing I really appreciated about this book was the trigger warning at the beginning of the book and even hotlines at the end of the book. The book deals with sensitive topics such as depression and suicide so including these triggers as a book that is catered to young adults is especially important.

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kodieleidson
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Overall, I really enjoyed reading the book. I enjoyed it at an adult reader and I think it could be very useful to use in a middle grades environment. While the reading level is for more of a middle school level, there were several stories in the book that could be utilized in a high school classroom.

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kodieleidson

I really enjoyed reading “The Beans and Rice Chronicles of Isaiah Dunn”. It dealt with discussing alcoholism in a really gentle way that is show through a child‘s eyes. It hits you where it hurts while reading about it though a child that doesn‘t fully understand the situation and has to navigate it all with that lack of understanding.

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I liked the book more than I thought that I was going to. The different messages behind the short stories are applicable to many different students and the length of the stories are short enough that they won‘t dissuade any learner from reading it.

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kodieleidson
Solito: A Memoir | Javier Zamora
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Pickpick

I commented on this in another post that I made, but throughout the book, I felt like I was there through every moment; emotionally and physically. I particularly felt emotional when it came to Javier and his grandfathers relationship.

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kodieleidson
Solito: A Memoir | Javier Zamora
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Pickpick

When I was reading Solito, I noticed something interesting; Zamora was using Spanish punctuation (¿?; !¡). I really enjoyed this as it not only made us aware that they were speaking Spanish, but opened us up to an new way of experiencing a book.

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kodieleidson
Solito: A Memoir | Javier Zamora
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Solito was truly an amazing book to read. I felt every raw emotion from Javier and truly felt like I was experiencing it all beside him. Zamora did an amazing job writing this from the viewpoint of a 9 year old and did it in such a way that I knew not only what was on, but what/how of looked and how it felt for Javier as well. Everything about Javier and how he was written was authentic, genuine, and real to the very end.