Beneath by Cori Doerrfeld

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Beneath written and illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld is a story about a girl navigating loss by learning from her grandpa how to notice what is beneath the surface during a walk through nature.

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Our book guides are created and vetted by in-the-field educators. They hold true to the tenets of giving students choice and voice in their reading lives, while empowering a teacher to expand the representation of books shared with students.

What a book guide is NOT

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  • It is not created by people outside of the classroom to keep students inside of a classroom busy and silent.
  • It is not a canned prompt with single correct answers.

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Beneath by Cori Doerrfeld

Beneath by Cori Doerrfeld is a story about a girl navigating loss by learning from her Grandpa how to notice what is beneath the surface during a walk through nature.

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