How to Compare and Contrast with the Common Core in Fourth Grade

Literacy expert, Jill Eisenberg, shares a comparison of two books on similar topics with different text structures for the fourth grade. She has created sample questions to teach towards and check mastery of each of the three common core standards categories.

Guadalupe Garcia McCall on how writing heals

In this excerpt from her 2012 Pura Belpré acceptance speech, Under the Mesquite author Guadalupe Garcia McCall shares how writing the book helped her heal and brought her closer to her father: My life with my mother was full of love and acceptance. I was blessed to be her daughter, even if for a little […]

Guadalupe Garcia McCall thanks the committee…

Under the Mesquite author Guadalupe Garcia McCall thanks the William C. Morris and Pura Belpre award committees that honored her book, along with readers: Here’s one of my very favorite parts of Guadalupe’s Morris Ceremony speech at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference: I realized that I had to write not to be published, but […]