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A current children’s literature focus is on inclusiveness.  This made it really easy to integrate multicultural week with library studies.  Kinder discussed being an individual and being different is okay because we don’t always have to “fit in”.  Our story was A Color of His Own.  As part of First Grade’s focus on families around the world, we read Bee-bim-bop! learning about a Korean family making their favorite recipe.  Ironically, on January 28th, I read Ron’s Big Mission to our Second Graders.  It is a story about Ron McNair, one of the Challenger astronauts, who as a young man not only wanted to fly airplanes but also desperately wanted a library card.  I shared a story about one of my sport’s heroes when I read You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax? to the Third Grade and we discussed religious observance in the public eye and Jews in sports.  Fourth Grade listened to The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, a man who went from slavery to being a U.S. Congressman.  It is on the Bluebonnet list for 2016-2017.  Fifth Grade also heard a book that is on the new Bluebonnet list.  The book is called A Fine Dessert and has been the subject of much discussion as to how it depicts the life of slaves.  The students had a lively discussion about banning books and what should be censored.  They were very insightful and mature in their comments.