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My Year in Books 2016

I was looking at Goodreads online, which I rarely do, and found a nice infographic illustrating the books that I read over the last year. I thought it was pretty cool so I wanted to share it with you here. I didn't want to just add a link, so I searched the web to find a way to embed it into my blog. I found embed.ly which allows you to create a free card out of any website. I thought that was pretty nifty, and it worked well for me here. 

Ms. Kahn's Year in Books

Happy 2017 After a Much Needed Break

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Tomorrow, I go back to school after our winter break. I spent my break visiting with friends and family, resting and exercising, and reading some awesome young adult literature. What I didn't do is think much about school and the library. Just like this past summer, I needed some time to regroup. I tend to feel guilty when I don't have something new and different for the library right up my sleeves. It can really get exhausting constantly reinventing what I do. I needed to turn off professionally for awhile. 
Here are some of the books that I read over break:



December is always a busy month. One important thing that I had on my agenda was a visit with the Louisiana Superintendent of Education, John White. I went with six other members of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians to talk with him about ESSA and school libraries. ESSA is the federal program called Every Student Succeed Act that takes the place of No Child Left Behind. This is the first time since before NCL…