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Jaguares y mariposas

Jaguars and Butterflies is a self-empowerment resource for girls of Mexican heritage and an educational children's book for all. It presents an enchanting world of art and poetry that encourages girls to value and center themselves. Each colorful page is a celebration of strength and diversity that highlights cultures, art, and geography in Mexico.

Authentic

Native-speaking voices to mirror children’s experiences

Diverse

Multicultural, multiethnic, LGBTQ+ to foster acceptance

Social Emotional

Themes to explore feelings and relationships

Novelty

Books by foreign authors to have the privilege of introducing a book for the very first time.

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Grouped Thematically

Our curators read each book, and organize them into original themes to expose students to language and topics again and again

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Preschool Instructional Coach
East Aurora School District 131 

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Prenatal to Three Jumpstart Administrator
East Aurora School District 131 

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French Middle School Teacher
Fort Greene Preparatory Academy

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From our Lead Curator, Marie: I am a HUGE fantasy and sci-fi geek.  I love YA, and fifth grade is such a great time to dig into these fantastic and dystopian worlds.  In nonfiction, I'm giving students multiple opportunities to compare accounts on similar topics (Hipatia, Clara Campoamor and Todos deberíamos ser feministas on women's rights).  Teachers will be able to integrate knowledge from multiple sources to write knowledgeably about environmental protection (No hay planeta B, María la monarca). Finally, through fiction and nonfiction, students will learn different ways of participating in civic life (La calle es libre and Pequeña historia de un desacuerdo).  Let's empower the next generations to be advocates for themselves, their communities and their planets.

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From our Lead Curator, Marie:
Identifying the theme is a challenging skill to develop in fourth grade.  I paired several books so that teachers can model determining the theme with one text, and have students practice with another text such as La gaceta de Landry and Siete reporteros y un periodico.  With informational read alouds, teachers can work on identifying with main idea with Nacer and Nacimientos bestiales.  In nonfiction, help students draw inferences with texts such as Desde el origen del cambio climático hasta ahora, Plasticus maritimus and Ecos verdes.  Students can compare and contrast first and secondhand accounts using El lápiz mágico de Malala and People Power.


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From our Lead Curator, Marie:
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