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Donalyn Miller

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Donalyn Miller is an award-winning teacher, author, and staff development leader who has taught fourth, fifth, and sixth grade language arts and social studies in the Fort Worth, Texas area.
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Farmers Unite!
Planting a Protest for Fair Prices
Lindsay Metcalf - Nov 10, 2020
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**A 2020 JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION**In the late 1970s, grain prices had tanked, farm auctions filled newspapers, and people had forgotten that food didn’t grow in grocery stores. So, on February 5, 1979, thousands of tractors from all parts of the USA took to the highways and flooded Washington, DC, in protest. Farmers wanted fair prices for t...
Donalyn Miller
Feb 18, 2021
@lindsayhmetcalf Such a fabulous book!      source
You Had Me at Hola
A Novel
Alexis Daria - Aug 04, 2020
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Leading Ladies do not end up on tabloid covers. After a messy public breakup, soap opera darling Jasmine Lin Rodriguez finds her face splashed across the tabloids. When she returns to her hometown of New York City to film the starring role in a bilingual romantic comedy for the number one streaming service in the country, Jasmine figures her new “L...
Donalyn Miller
Dec 12, 2020
2/ I’ve been reading a lot of romance this year because I need happy(ish) endings. Two I’ve enjoyed and recommended a lot are You Should See Me in a Crown by @byleahjohnson & You Had Me at Hola by @alexisdaria #bookaday      source
You Should See Me in a Crown
Leah Johnson - Jun 02, 2020
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Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay -- Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.But when the financial aid she was ...
Donalyn Miller
Dec 12, 2020
2/ I’ve been reading a lot of romance this year because I need happy(ish) endings. Two I’ve enjoyed and recommended a lot are You Should See Me in a Crown by @byleahjohnson & You Had Me at Hola by @alexisdaria #bookaday      source
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If I Ever Get Out of Here
Eric Gansworth - Apr 28, 2015 (first published in 2013)
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Now in paperback: The debut novel Laurie Halse Anderson praised for "fearlessly laying down the truth" about friendship, poverty, and the joys of rock 'n' roll.Lewis "Shoe" Blake is used to the joys and difficulties of life on the Tuscarora Indian reservation in 1975: the joking, the Fireball games, the snow blowing through his roof. What he's not ...
Donalyn Miller
Nov 27, 2020
@Julie_Hough_ @LeanneC3046 @pennykittle First books that fell into my brain? Eric Gansworth’s If I Ever Get Out of Here and Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John.      source
Five Flavors of Dumb
Antony John - Sep 29, 2011
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The Challenge: Piper has one month to get the rock band Dumb a paying gig. The Deal: If she does it, Piper will become the band's manager and get her share of the profits. The Catch: How can Piper possibly manage one egomaniacal pretty boy, one talentless piece of eye candy, one crush, one silent rocker, and one angry girl? And how can she do it wh...
Donalyn Miller
Nov 27, 2020
@Julie_Hough_ @LeanneC3046 @pennykittle First books that fell into my brain? Eric Gansworth’s If I Ever Get Out of Here and Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John.      source
When Stars Are Scattered
Victoria Jamieson - Apr 14, 2020
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Heartbreak and hope exist together in this remarkable graphic novel about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl.Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Life is hard there: never enough food, achingly dull, and wit...
Donalyn Miller
Nov 26, 2020
@MrsWhitneyECV @FirstBook I’m glad that conversation was useful to you! Great books!      source
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Internment
Samira Ahmed - Mar 17, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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An instant New York Times bestseller!...
Donalyn Miller
Nov 26, 2020
@MrsWhitneyECV @FirstBook I’m glad that conversation was useful to you! Great books!      source
Other Words for Home
Jasmine Warga - May 28, 2019
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I am learning how to besadand happyat the same time.Jude never thought she’d be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives.At first, everything in America seems too fast and too ...
Donalyn Miller
Nov 26, 2020
@MrsWhitneyECV @FirstBook I’m glad that conversation was useful to you! Great books!      source
The Turtle of Oman
Naomi Shihab Nye - May 03, 2016 (first published in 2014)
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Praised by the Horn Book as “both quiet and exhilarating,” this novel by the acclaimed poet and National Book Award Finalist Naomi Shihab Nye follows Aref Al-Amri as he says goodbye to everything and everyone he loves in his hometown of Muscat, Oman, as his family prepares to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan. This book was awarded a 2015 Middle East Boo...
Donalyn Miller
Nov 26, 2020
@MrsWhitneyECV @FirstBook I’m glad that conversation was useful to you! Great books!      source
Outcasts United
An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference
Warren St. John - Dec 01, 2009
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The extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American townClarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the world’s war zones—from Liberia and Sudan to Iraq and Afghani...
Donalyn Miller
Nov 26, 2020
@MrsWhitneyECV @FirstBook I’m glad that conversation was useful to you! Great books!      source
From Striving to Thriving
How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers
Stephanie Harvey - Oct 10, 2017
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When it comes to readers who need the most support, teachers can’t afford to waste time using fragmented, skill-and-drill interventions that don’t work. Literacy specialists Stephanie Harvey and Annie Ward demonstrate how to “table the labels” and use detailed formative assessments to craft targeted, personalized instruction that enable striving re...
Donalyn Miller
Sep 29, 2017
Literacy professionals, you want this book, trust me on this one. ❤📚      source
Moxie by Mathieu
The Right Word by Jen Bryant