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Record Information

Type: Reader
Title: Love, Violet (Textbook - Please see EPIC record)
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780374313722
Copyright: 2021
Author:Wild, Charlotte Sullivan

Evaluation Information

Recommendation Status: highly recommended
Created By:Sandra Steele
Subject Unit:English Language Arts(ELA)-Reading Skills(RS)
English Language Arts(ELA)-Writing Skills(WRS)
Grade Level:K, 1, 2, 3, 4
Describe the material:Include description of contents and their intended purpose.
Origin--Elementary ELA Curriculum Office--Donna Beddingfield--7.22.22. R.3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. The book is a work of fiction so it could be used to support any of the College and Career Readiness ELA Literature Standards across all strands. Benchmark Unit Alignment: Character, Theme.

"Of all the kids in Violet's class, only one leaves her speechless: Mira, the girl with the cheery laugh who races like the wind. If only they could adventure together! But every time Violet tries to tell Mira how she feels, Violet goes shy. As Valentine's Day approaches, Violet is determined to tell Mira just how special she is. (Titlewave)"
Evaluate the material:What is its relationship to MCPS curriculum?
This text could be used during whole group time or small group time during the ELA block.
Analyze the material:List material's strengths and weaknesses.
This book is illustrated by a person of lived experience as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. This book is clearly written but may require some pre-reading supports/discussion depending on the knowledge of the reader.
Relative worth of the material:How does it compare (and relate) to other similar materials on the same subject?
This book features a character going through a familiar experience during Valentine's Day. The reader may be able to relate to the common emotions. Contains diverse characters.
First Signature: Carolyn Tharpe-Robinson, Reading Specialist
First Signature Date: 6/22/2022
Second Signature: Melaika Brown, Supervisor Elementary ELA
School Number: 008