Little Brown by Marla Frazee

Bitsy Parks, a first-grade teacher in Portland, Oregon, selected Little Brown by Marla Frazee as our March read. Don’t forget to download the printable bookmarks! They make a great way to invite a friend to join us!

Don’t miss Bitsy’s articles and podcast interview linked below!

Get Involved

  1. Read the book.
  2. Share your thoughts 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 us 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.


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Meet Bitsy

Bitsy Parks was February’s Featured Contributor. You can read two of her articles and listen to our conversation about writing celebrations on the February 26, 2021, podcast. All are linked below.  Bitsy Parks has been an elementary school teacher for over 20 years. She teaches first grade in Beaverton, Oregon, where she finds joy in nurturing young students to discover their reading and writing identities and build a foundation for a love of learning. Bitsy has degrees from Colorado College and Lewis and Clark College. She is an adjunct instructor at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. You can find Bitsy on Twitter (@BitsyParks).

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Examining Book Choices with New Awareness of Bias

Bitsy Parks takes into account her recent consideration of implicit biases and examines her classroom library and read-aloud choices with urgency and excitement.

Writing Joy: A Publishing Celebration

Bitsy Parks shares the celebration within the publishing process. Learn to find the joy in uplifting young writers’ approximations by sharing their works with a larger audience.

Celebrating Writers Podcast with Bitsy Parks

Bitsy Parks discusses celebrating writers on the podcast.