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Celebrating the Year of the Ox

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Old memories die hard. I can still recall my Kindergarten class field trip to New York City’s Chinatown for the Lunar New Year celebration. The sensory overload—fantastic noises, colorful dragon dancers, and pungent firecracker smoke—has stayed with me for over 55 years. This year's Asian Lunar New Year celebration began on February 12th. It’s a 12-day event and includes one of the greatest human mass migrations in the world. Millions of people in Asian countries return to their hometowns to enjoy reunion meals with their families...

2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Teen Activists

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Welcome back! Can you believe we are already in to month two of our 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge?! How is it going for you so far? As I mentioned in my last post, I'll be doing the challenge in order — but this does not mean you have to! This month for the blog I am highlighting reading material by or about teen activists. I chose this as one of the prompts because I am absolutely blown away by all of the young activists throughout the world today. And, aside from the ones who make the news, I know there are many young activists in our...

2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Immigration in the U.S.

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Hello readers! Have you decided to partake in our first ever Teen Reading Challenge? If so, have you gotten started yet? Maybe you're looking for a little inspiration. Well, I've got you covered. Every month I'll be posting a list of books, articles, and more than you can read to satisfy each of the prompts. First up — something pertaining to the current state of immigration in the United States. Fiction American Street by Ibi Zoboi  The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt  Something in Between by Melissa De la Cruz We Are...