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My daughter has become obsessed with Hamilton: An American Musical. Serendipitously, she is also learning about the American Revolution in school this year and making great grades. It is amazing what a pop culture tie-in can do to boost student interest and spark a desire to read more about a topic. I have learned not to let these reading opportunities pass us by, but I have to be stealthy about it so I don’t inadvertently turn her off - after all, if I think something is cool, she knows it cannot possibly be cool. If you want to make reading connections with your child’s favorite subjects, here are some suggestions for all ages and interests, pulled from the Association for Library Service to Children 2016 Notable Children’s Books list.
Younger Readers
Middle Readers
Hamilton: An American Musical
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