2022 March: The Proudest Blue

Kate Mills and Tara BarnettĀ selected The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad with S.K. Ali and art by Hatem Aly as the Choice Literacy Book Club selection.

Don’t miss Kate and Tara’s articles and podcast linked below.

The Proudest Blue Playlist

Listen on Spotify.

The Simplest Book Club You’ve Ever Joined!

  1. Read the book.
  2. Share your thoughts below on the Choice Literacy Book Club Padlet. We love using this tool in classrooms with students, as well as for professional learning with teachers. Don’t be shy!
  3. Be creative and share inspiration on your social media channels. Recipes, songs, quotes, and memes are all ways to connect with one another and deepen our thinking about the book. Tag your posts with #ChoiceLiteracyBookClub. You’ll find usĀ on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
  4. At the end of the month, Choice Literacy contributors gather for a book club discussion. You can listen in on the podcast as we take inspiration from the Padlet and the hashtag #ChoiceLiteracyBookClub.

Share Your Thoughts

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Meet Kate and Tara

Tara Barnett and Kate Mills are longtime contributors to Choice Literacy. They met while co-teaching a fourth-grade class, and experienced the powerful effects of professional collaboration on both themselves and the students in the classroom. Tara is now a middle school literacy teacher, and Kate is a K-5 literacy coach. Though they’re no longer in the classroom together, they still depend on each other for professional reflection and growth, and meet up for weekly runs. You can find them on Twitter, @taraandkate.

Actively Recognizing Biases

Tara Barnett and Kate Mills reflect on the ways they actively recognize their own biases and help students recognize their own.

Supporting Teachers in Planning an Interactive Read Aloud

Tara Barnett and Kate Mills work with intermediate teachers through a series of professional development sessions to help them develop interactive read alouds.

Argument Writing Podcast with Tara Barnett and Kate Mills

Tara Barnett and Kate Mills discuss mentor texts for argument writing on the podcast.