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#SELday Read Alouds By @mjmcalliwrites

Guest Post by Melody McAllister

Today is #SELday, but celebrating social emotional learning can happen any and every day! Here are some of my favorite authors sharing their SEL stories. Share them with your class today or any day and may wonderful conversations ensue! Not an elementary teacher? Well, big kids like children’s books, too. 

Dr. Deshunna Monay Ricks, School Counselor, shares I AM Determined. Her newest children’s book was written with the personal experiences of herself, her family, and those she has served, in mind.  Find more about her books and products at her website: https://iamvaluable.bigcartel.com/

Valerie Sousa is a Kindergarten teacher who wrote Coding To Kindness. She shares her story inspired by the Hidden Figures characters. You can find FREE resources at her website: www.valeriesousaauthor.com 

Betsy O’Neill-Sheehan is also a school counselor who wrote a story that helps children (and adults alike) learn how to navigate their minds and feelings through the stormy emotions of anxiety in her book Agi & The Thought Compass. Find FREE resources and games at her website: www.betsyoneillsheehan.com/

Look For The Math Around You with educator and author Alice Aspinall, as she shares one of the books in her new math series. She shares resources at http://everyonecanlearnmath.com/

Educator LaTezeon Humphrey Balentine wrote a story, Fur Friends Forever, and it illustrates the power of friendship:

And last but not least, when I celebrated the Book Birthday of my own children’s book, the I’m Sorry Story, I asked my friend Nicole Biscotti, who translated it into Spanish, to join me and here is our Bilingual reading:

Find coloring pages at www.mjmcalliwrites.com 

We hope you enjoy these beautiful stories, infused with SEL because they were written with you and your students in mind! Follow the authors and their wonderful work, and if you love books like I do, please join me every Wednesday night for a new bookchat with guest authors at Alice Keeler’s YouTube, Twitter, or FB Community!

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