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    Highlights from Read Across America Day 2021

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    Books for Budding Activists: Spring 2021

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    New Kids' and YA Books: Week of March 8, 2021

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    In Brief: March 4, 2021

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    Soapbox: On Read Across America Day, Let's Rethink the Classics

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