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This week as I was searching through my tubs of books looking for a picture book I wanted to use for a lesson, I came across this book. Just by looking at the book, I could not recall which book it was or from where it came. It certainly was not familiar.
I pulled it out and looked at the spine and realized it was a Cynthia Rylant book. Then I remembered how this book came to be mine. Our school library in my previous school occasionally weeds out books, and teachers are first in line to take them. When I saw this was a Cynthia Rylant book, I immediately grabbed it because I knew I could use it in a lesson at some point in time.
Today, I opened the book and two things caught my eye. The first one was written at the top of the title page. "Not AR." You see, some people have this ridiculous idea that if it is not AR, then kids can't read it. I know, pretty sad. I am quite confident this is one of the reasons why it was discarded.