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Todd Nesloney is the Director of Culture and Strategic Leadership for the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). He was previously a Principal/Lead Learner at a PreK-5 school in Texas. He is an award winning author for his work in co-authoring Kids Deserve It! and Sparks in the Dark.
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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter book cover
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Erika L. Sánchez - 2019-03-05
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Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind...
Todd Nesloney
2021-02-24T20:18:37.000Z
So stinking excited about this. I LOVE this book!!      source
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Braced
Alyson Gerber - 2018-07-31 (first published in 2017)
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The first contemporary novel about a disease that bends the lives of 10 percent of all teenagers: scoliosis.Rachel Brooks is excited for the new school year. She's finally earned a place as a forward on her soccer team. Her best friends make everything fun. And she really likes Tate, and she's pretty sure he likes her back. After one last appointme...
Todd Nesloney
2021-01-29T17:02:42.000Z
LOVE this book! #SparksinTheDark      source
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We Got This.
Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be
Cornelius Minor - 2018-11-06
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That's the problem with you, Minor a student huffed. You want to make everything about reading or math. It's not always about that. At school, you guys do everything except listen to me. Y'all want to use your essays and vocabulary words to save my future, but none of y'all know anything about saving my now.In We Got This Cornelius Minor describes ...
Todd Nesloney
2020-12-17T16:49:52.000Z
@AGFaubs @MisterMinor @katyisd LOVE This book!!!      source
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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
Dusti Bowling - 2019-03-05 (first published in 2017)
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“Aven is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned.” —School Library Journal (Starred review)The paperback edition of the bestselling middle grade novel about a spunky girl born without arms and a boy with Tourette syndrome navigating the challenges of middle school, disab...
Todd Nesloney
2020-12-08T20:26:16.000Z
Still one of my top 10 all-time favorite books (& the sequel is just as good). A powerful story about family, friendship, & how our differences are what empower us. Fan of Wonder? You’ll love this. Get yours here: #SparksInTheDark #kidlit #afflink      source
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Humanizing Distance Learning
Centering Equity and Humanity in Times of Crisis
Paul Emerich France - 2020-12-07
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"In some ways, shouldn't we always be teaching from a distance?"Paul France asks this not as pitch for distance learning. But because part of the reason distance learning has been so challenging, Paul asserts, is that we're replicating long-standing practices that promote dependent learning in our students. Why not use this unique moment of time to...
Todd Nesloney
2020-12-03T17:18:58.000Z
Some PD books you read and can’t seem to put it down cause it’s filled with that much goodness. #HumanizingDistanceLearning by @paul_emerich is THAT good!! Get your here: #KidsDeserveIt #tlap #leadlap #afflink      source
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I'm All Over The Place
A Book of Poems + Prayers + Wonderings
Tanner Olson - 2019-06-19
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Tanner Olson’s I’m All Over the Place is a collection of poetry and prose about the daily learning of hope, grace, and faith. Tanner’s style of writing is simple and insightful, as his words attempt to make sense of the soul which lives in both a heavy and hopeful world. This unique book reminds you to ponder the Truth as you think, pray and wonder...
Todd Nesloney
2020-08-10T13:51:45.000Z
@HeatherHornor Yesss!!! Love @writtentospeak book!!      source
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Refugee
Alan Gratz - 2017-07-25
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Three different kids.One mission in common: ESCAPE.Josef is a Jewish boy in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world…Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety a...
Todd Nesloney
2020-07-18T14:27:36.000Z
@CatherineIonata LOVE this book! we had all our 5th graders read it! #leadupchat      source
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Being the Change
Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension
Sara K. Ahmed - 2018-03-22
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Topics such as race, gender, politics, religion, and sexuality are part of our students' lives, yet when these subjects are brought up at school teachers often struggle with how to respond. How do we create learning conditions where kids can ask the questions they want to ask, muddle through how to say the things they are thinking, and have tough c...
Todd Nesloney
2020-07-18T14:20:12.000Z
@mjjohnson1216 @SaraKAhmed one of my favorite books ever!! #LeadUpChat      source
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When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree
Jamie L. B. Deenihan - 2019-03-05
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When Grandma gives you a lemon tree, definitely don’t make a face! Care for the tree, and you might be surprised at how new things, and new ideas, bloom.   “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” In this imaginative take on that popular saying, a child is surprised (and disappointed) to receive a lemon tree from Grandma for her birthday. After...
Todd Nesloney
2020-01-15T18:53:16.000Z
Love this book!! #SparksInTheDark      source
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Most People
Michael Leannah - 2017-08-15
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Michael Leannah wrote Most People as an antidote to the scary words and images kids hear and see every day. Jennifer Morris’s emotive, diverting characters provide the perfect complement to Leannah’s words, leading us through the crowded streets of an urban day in the company of two pairs of siblings (one of color). We see what they see: the hulkin...
Todd Nesloney
2019-07-25T16:13:45.000Z
Today’s book share is #MostPeople. Oh how I love this book. Instead of a focus on those few who make poor decisions, do bad things, or are mean, this book reminds us all that most people aren’t like that and to find the good everywhere. #sparksinthedark #readingsummit #kidlit      source
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Endling #2
Katherine Applegate - 2020-04-07
A Boy Like You by Frank Murphy
I Want to Be a Lot by Ashley Savage
Science With Scarlett by Gary Abud Jr
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
Ban This Book by Alan Gratz
And That's Why She's My Mama by Tiarra Nazario
The Limitless School by Abe Hege
Write to Me by Cynthia Grady
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
Douglas, You Need Glasses! by Ged Adamson
Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira