You were born with the power to change others. You change people by the way you treat them. That is what changes the human heart.
~ Patricia Polacco
The first time I was introduced to Patricia Polacco’s work I was enrolled in a Reading Literacy Class in college. I became a fan of her works for young readers very quickly. Polacco always chooses to talk about diverse stories that should be brought to classrooms everywhere. She is able to face tough issues through children’s book. She has tackled bullying, racism, learning disabilities, and much more. One of my favorites is Mr. Lincoln’s Way. The book tells the story about an elementary principal named Mr. Lincoln. He was loved by all of his students except for Eugene Esterhause. The students at the school gave him the nickname “Mean Eugene” because he was a bully. Eugene used racist words to mark…
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