2022 Book Flood Teachers

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Ms. Sohner is our Book Flood Teacher of the Day from South Carolina.
Please check out her Amazon Wish List (it will likely only work on a computer):
Ms. Sohner’s Wish List

Free Books!

We have been graciously given CLASS SETS or more copies of the following titles. If you are interested in small group sets, class sets, or larger quantities, please contact us at info@wearecreed.org. *Shipping within reason.*

Book Titles include:

The Legend of Lady Ilena: https://smile.amazon.com/Lege…/dp/0613722809/ref=sr_1_2…

The Door in the Wall: https://smile.amazon.com/Door…/dp/B01FGMSJF4/ref=sr_1_2…

The Book of the Maid Servant: https://smile.amazon.com/Book…/dp/0375958568/ref=sr_1_1…

Out of the Dust: https://smile.amazon.com/Dust…/dp/B00BP0NH8Q/ref=sr_1_2…

The Midwife’s Apprentice: https://smile.amazon.com/…/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi…

Pictures of Hollis Woods: https://smile.amazon.com/Pict…/dp/0440415780/ref=sr_1_1…

Pieces of Georgia: https://smile.amazon.com/Piec…/dp/0440420555/ref=sr_1_1…

Book Recommendation: One of the Good Ones

About a month ago, I finished this book, which was published in January of this year. Since then, I’ve found myself thinking about the book, the characters, and even the ending. Initially, the ending wasn’t my favorite, but while pondering, I realize why it was written as it was.

For high schoolers, this is a great book to unpack. There’s a lot of history, feelings about grief and handling grief, sibling relationships, and just a lot is going on.

Then you get to the actual story.

Kezi is a senior in high school, who uses YouTube to display her opinions, her social activism, and a deeper understanding of how our nation has arrived at this point historically. She attends a rally, but she doesn’t make it home so the story is told from her younger sister’s prospective. The first part of the book looks at the family’s grief as they try to handle this loss of “one of the good ones.”

As a tribute to Kezi, she and her older sister embark on Kezi’s graduation road trip where they stop at somewhat unknown historical places. The historical lessons guide the journey, but they also provide a deeper understanding of America.

There are a lot of twists and turns, which makes this a great book for teens, but if they’re like me, they’d benefit from discussing this book.

– Recommended by Stephanie, We Are Creed’s President

#OneOfTheGoodOnes#RecommendedBooks#HighSchoolReads#YALit

Volunteer Spotlight: Deborah

Deborah has been a wonderful friend and volunteer to our organization. Every time we send a newsletter, she writes back with encouraging words, which we like to hear, and she always reminds me of us the good work we’re doing!

Further, she signs up for creating notecards and has hers back in a timely manner — like all good former teachers do! While she claims her handwriting isn’t the best, she always looks for inventive ways to help. In fact, she even found positive stickers that she attached to the note cards. With such encouraging words, we had enough to give to the GirlForward Mentoring program, because we loved the gesture and thought so much!

We appreciate Deborah’s generosity and support in Creating Remarkable Effects Every Day!

For information on creating postcards for children, please go to: www.wearecreed.org/volunteer

Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award (2021)

The 2021 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award is currently open for voting for Illinois students this month!

If you’re looking for some books for Middle Grades, please consider these lists or check out: https://bookshop.org/lists/middle-grades-books.

“The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools. The award is named in honor of Rebecca Caudill who lived and wrote in Urbana, Illinois, for nearly 50 years. The award is given in recognition for her literary talent and the universal appeal of her books which have touched the hearts of many children and young adults.”

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today on Holocaust Remembrance Day, we share books that may aid middle schoolers in understanding the Holocaust. Please consider: https://bookshop.org/lists/holocaust-books-for-middle-school

From Stephanie, our President: If any teachers need assistance in using “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” in their classroom, please let me know. Despite the devastating content, teaching the Holocaust to my 7th graders in English/Language Arts was when I felt my students really connected to literature and history. Former students often mentioned this was the unit they remember most.

#ThisWhatHateLooksLike

Book Recommendation: Amari and the Night Brothers

A friend recommended this book, which is also becoming a movie, so I decided to read it since she knows the writer. I like the idea of being a couple of degrees away from an author! I

t’s listed as a book for Grades 3-7 or for ages 8-12, but as an adult, I really enjoyed it! Equal parts fantasy and coming of age, this book has a real and likable main character, Amari.

Growing up in Atlanta’s projects, Amari goes to school on a scholarship, but her classmates mock her social status and her missing brother. She hopes for things to change when she’s nominated for the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, but things are not much different in this other world. Her mission still focuses on finding her brother, but to excel, she must conjure up all the courage she can!

If the book sounds intriguing, please consider buying through Bookshop where books are bought from independent booksellers and a donation goes to We Are Creed: https://bookshop.org/lists/middle-grades-books.

– Recommended book by Stephanie, We Are Creed President

#AmariandtheNightBrothers #BookRecommendation #bookrecommendation