• D91 Community Book Series

    Each quarter we will have a new book that we all can read together. In partnership with Forest Park Public Library and make sure to head over to the library's Facebook page to listen to the superintendent read our books and you can read with us too!

  • Q2: Trying

    by Kobi Yamada Year Published: 2020

    How will you know what's possible if you don't try?

    This is a story for anyone who has ever felt like a beginner, or had doubts or worried they weren't good enough. It's a story for those who have experienced the pain of trying something new and not having it turn out as they had hoped.

    Written by New York Times best-selling author Kobi Yamada, this captivating book celebrates the way failure is the just the beginning of the journey. With alluring black-and-white illustrations and a powerful message, this beautiful tale is about how failure has so much to offer--lessons that help us learn, grow, and discover all the amazing things we can do.

    Read along with Dr. Alvarez

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  • Q1: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

    by F. Isabel Campoy & Theresa Howell Year Published: 2016

    What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray? As Mira and her neighbors discover, more than you might ever imagine! Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, Maybe Something Beautiful reveals how art can inspire transformation—and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big. Pick up a paintbrush and join the celebration!

    Read a- loud with Dr. Alvarez

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