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Book Talk – The Year We Learned to Fly

Activist, author, and NEA’s Read Across America Ambassador Marley Dias asks author Jacquelyn Woodson about her inspiration for The Year We Learned to Fly (Nancy Paulsen Books), and how the book can be used to teach about enslavement and to help students feel the limitlessness of possibility in their lives. For more suggestions for engaging reading activities related to the book, questions for discussion or reflective writing, related resources, and recommendations of more titles to try, visit

Source: National Education Association

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