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#BeReady: Back-to-School Tips to Make Classrooms Inclusive

Back to school is here! As you organize your classroom, create lesson plans, and distribute books, remember to consider the needs of students with learning differences. Learn ways that your classroom can be inclusive for all types of learners.

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Stick Your Nose in the Bookshare Book Club’s August Selection

Welcome again to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month, Bookshare staff will choose a book for members to read before hosting a discussion on the last Friday of the month. The conversation will take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub, and via Zoom webinar. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members. August’s book will be Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine by Kevin Wilson. A collection of ten short stories, Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine explores family and relationship dynamics through Halloween costumes, road trips, and…

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Explore a New World with the Bookshare Book Club’s July Pick

Welcome again to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month Bookshare staff will choose a book for members to read before hosting a discussion on the last Friday of the month. The conversation will take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to participate, including non-Bookshare members. July’s book will be Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik. In a universe controlled by three High Houses, Ada von Hasenburg has no true power until she rejects a politically favorable marriage and escapes destiny. But being on the…

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Georgia Keeps Library Patrons Engaged with Bookshare’s Accessible Ebook Library

Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) offers free Bookshare memberships with access to 730,000 books for eligible patrons with disabilities.

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Moses’ Story: Journey from Dependence to University Graduate to Professional Employment

Moses Chowdari Gorrepati, Program Manager at EnAble India, explains how accessible ebooks from Bookshare helped him achieve employment and independence.

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Justin’s Story: Audiobooks Help Reader with Learning Disability and ADHD Accomplish Amazing Things

Justin Novello is a self-described late bloomer. Due to learning disabilities and ADHD, he couldn’t read. In first grade, as the other students progressed into higher-level readers, Justin got stuck as a low-level reader. Finally, in college, he sought help. An academic advisor told him about Bookshare, and he began reading with audiobooks. They changed his life.

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