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This week's book is Just Ask! Be Brave, Be Different, Be You! by Sonia Sotomayor. Join us for a virtual discussion about this book on Tues., Sept. 14 from 4 – 4:30 p.m.

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Reading Corner

  • Biodiversity: ​the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem
  • Disability: a physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities

  1. What makes a garden beautiful? Do all beautiful gardens look alike?
  2. What do you think the world would be like if we were all the same?

Companion Gardening

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Learn more about how companion planting can help plants mutually benefit each other in your garden. Check out the video above or visit the link below to learn more.

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Author Interview

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Learn more about the author of Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You in the video above or check out the link below to learn more.

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Crossword Puzzle

Download a crossword puzzle using vocabulary from Just Ask!.

Download the Crossword Puzzle

Reflection Worksheet

Download the reflection worksheet after reading Just Ask! to explore the concepts further.

Download the Reflection Worksheet

Tips for Kindness

Download our tips for kindness sheet to learn different ways that you can spread kindness to others around you every day!

Download the Tips for Kindness Sheet

Enjoyed today's story? Check out some of the books below for similar tales. 

  • She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World  by Chelsea Clinton
  • Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

These books can be found at your local library. Visit the link below to learn more about how to check them out. 

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