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Kate Messner
Author of 30+ books for kids w/ Scholastic, Bloomsbury, Chronicle, Candlewick. Reader. Explorer. Educator. TED2012 speaker. she/her
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Michelle Obama 14h
What truly makes our country great is its diversity. I’ve seen that beauty in so many ways over the years. Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for us all. We must remember it’s not my America or your America. It’s our America.
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Kate Messner 14h
Thank you again for taking the time to participate!
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PIE Library 15h
Joseph, Oregon was the perfect place to read ‘s Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail. Loved it and can’t wait to read the rest of the series
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Kate Messner 20h
This week's Q&A with & is a master class in how to write rhyming picture books. Read the whole comments thread to learn from two of the best! So grateful to Hena & Martha for their time & expertise! ❤️
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Kate Messner 22h
Replying to @MsLanners31
Thank you!
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Kate Messner Jul 18
That makes it not a book for kids/teens, in my opinion. It's irresponsible.
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Kate Messner Jul 18
I think Robin DiAngelo's work is a good starting place for white educators who want to explore these ideas: Also, for a thought provoking read on microaggressions, check out Claudia Rankine's Citizen.
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Kate Messner Jul 18
This is a great list - but I'd reconsider 13 Reasons Why for multiple reasons.
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Kate Messner Jul 18
Replying to @kishizuka
Thank you!
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Kate Messner Jul 18
Replying to @a_pickworth
Ghost Boys is such an important book.
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Kate Messner Jul 18
Replying to @kishizuka
I think a piece on this would be great, but there are probably better people than me to write it. Lots of resources on this thread!
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Angela Burke Kunkel 🚛📚 Jul 18
Replying to @KateMessner
is a good starting point with many free resources.
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Renée Watson Jul 18
Thanks for this thread . is my go-to for anti-racist teaching resources:
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Kate Messner Jul 18
Some really great resources in this thread - thanks, friends!
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Kate Messner Jul 18
Replying to @TLClibrary
There are some amazing resources in this thread - hope you'll take a look!
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Kate Messner Jul 18
Replying to @TLClibrary
Nothing wrong with teaching kindness. It's essential. But again, it's not enough. We need to be actively teaching anti-racism.
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Kate Messner Jul 18
Example: just made me aware of this resource for confronting white nationalism in schools:
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Pernille Ripp Jul 18
Sign up for the 2019 Global Read Aloud here - a global literacy initiative that connects students through the shared read aloud of books
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Kate Messner Jul 18
Teachers/librarians: How are you actively teaching anti-racism? Kids need positive messages to counter the harmful examples they see from some adults. Let's put together a list of resources. (And by teaching anti-racism, I mean more than "we teach kindness." That's not enough.)
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Kate Messner Jul 18
It's Q&A Day on ! Our amazing mentor text authors & are visiting my blog to answer your questions about rhyming picture books!
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