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Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto

ETSU INAGAKI SUGIMOTO was a Japanese American author born in Nagaoka in 1872 as the daughter of a high-ranking advisor to a powerful territorial lord, a few years after the Meiji Restoration ended Japan's feudal system. She was originally destined to be a priestess, but her father died when she was twelve and in 1898 she left Japan and became engaged to his friend Matsunosuke Sugimoto, a merchant living in Cincinnati, Ohio, whom she had never met. Together they had two daughters. Later she lived in New York City, where she turned to literature and taught Japanese language, culture, and history at Columbia University and wrote for newspapers and magazines. She died in 1950.

Books

PRH Education High School Collections

All reading communities should contain protected time for the sake of reading. Independent reading practices emphasize the process of making meaning through reading, not an end product. The school culture (teachers, administration, etc.) should affirm this daily practice time as inherently important instructional time for all readers. (NCTE, 2019)   The Penguin Random House High

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PRH Education Translanguaging Collections

Translanguaging is a communicative practice of bilinguals and multilinguals, that is, it is a practice whereby bilinguals and multilinguals use their entire linguistic repertoire to communicate and make meaning (García, 2009; García, Ibarra Johnson, & Seltzer, 2017)   It is through that lens that we have partnered with teacher educators and bilingual education experts, Drs.

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PRH Education Classroom Libraries

“Books are a students’ passport to entering and actively participating in a global society with the empathy, compassion, and knowledge it takes to become the problem solvers the world needs.” –Laura Robb   Research shows that reading and literacy directly impacts students’ academic success and personal growth. To help promote the importance of daily independent

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