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Gobs of reading in Oakland

favicon I’m not sure what a “gob” is, but I’m certain that it describes how much reading is happening among the students in Oakland.

Let’s check the dictionary.

Screenshot 2015-10-17 17.08.51OK, I’ll take the second definition.

In the past week, here are some of the books that students in Oakland are reading:

  • Jesse’s Girl, by Miranda Kenneally
  • For the Win, by Cory Doctorow
  • Firefight, by Brandon Sanderson
  • Black Boy, by Richard Wright
  • If You Could Be Mine, by Sara Farizan
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan
  • Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Young Elites, by Marie Lu

I’m proud to say that I’m purchasing new books quickly for students. They request a new title, and within 30 minutes, it’s on their Kindle. (Katie just requested a book today, on a Saturday. No problem!)

My hope is that students are getting the message that I’m serious when I say they can read books they want to read. The only rule is that students may request only one book at a time. No hoarding!

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