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“What I Learned From Mrs. Schultz” by Esme Raji Codell

5 Comments In honor of back-to-school season, we’re sharing this classic essay by Esme Raji Codell about the profound sense of promise a teacher can instill in a child. This piece was originally published in The Algonkian…

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Mom, I’m Moving to PlanetEsme.

No Comments No Comments Last week, Algonquin author Esmé Raji Codell was featured on the Chicago television station WCIU,  where she showed off her wonderful Bookroom–PlanetEsme. Her mission? To educate and inspire future generations of book fanatics! Seriously, this…

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Esme Codell hearts Johnny Appleseed

1 Comment 1 Comment As promised, here’s a piece from Esmé Codell, author of Educating Esmé, praising the power of the picture book biography and giving some great ideas for celebrating one of her favorite American heroes, Johnny Appleseed.…

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Educating Esme — it’s back and better than ever

1 Comment 1 Comment If you haven’t read Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher’s First Year, um, what are you waiting for? The book is spirited, funny, and endearing. But don’t just take my word for it! It’s been…

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