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The Maze Runner | James Dashner
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The SF, The Maze Runner is a part of a thrilling 3-book series written by James Dashner. This book is great for an IR. Thomas suddenly wakes up in a place with no recollection of anything and surrounded by a group of boys. All of the boys have gone through the same thing. The place called The Glade has its own dangers, but the boys have found their way to live and protect themselves. The Maze is the only way out but do they make it? #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone UDL strategy 3.3 Guide information processing and visualization would help students visualize the world that Thomas lives in. It can also help them process the information they read throughout the story. ESOL strategy #6 Continually monitor students‘ comprehension would help a teacher check to see if an EL is understanding and recalling the key details written in the book. 3mo
JRone This resource https://stemread.com/book/the-maze-runner-universe/ is great for students and teachers. Teachers can choose from a variety of activities to teach their students. Students can choose a game from the list provided to play. 3mo
DrSpalding Fabulous resource and excellent alignment with universal design and English learner strategies. This is a super series to get students involved in. 3mo
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This F book was written by Louis Sachar and illustrated by Adam McCauley. When I was in third grade, my teacher read this aloud to us and I loved it. I would use this book for a RA. Sideways Stories from Wayside School is about a school that is 30 stories high because it was built sideways. Each chapter you are introduced to a new character and hear their strange and funny stories. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone UDL strategy 7.3 Minimize threats and distractions goes along with this book because if you choose to read this book aloud some of the silly stories will have students wanting to add their input. ESOL strategy #30 Encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships would be beneficial for an EL to keep up with each of the 30 different characters. 3mo
JRone http://www.denilya.net/reading/Wayside%20School%20Lesson%20Plans.pdf is a 14-day lesson plan the breaks down the book into bits and pieces and adds a fun activity at the end where the children get to make their own “sideway story“ about themselves. 3mo
DrSpalding I like the idea of a read aloud. There are so many characters that you would probably need to use a graphic organizer! Valuable resource. He is an excellent author that you could also perform an author study while reading the book. 3mo
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I am Amelia Earhart | Brad Meltzer
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This book is a part of a B series. It is written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos. I am Amelia Earhart tells the story of the girl who became the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean. I was drawn to these books because of the adorable illustrations. This book and the series can be used for different AS in the classroom. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone UDL strategy 4.2 Optimize access to tools and assistive technologies would go along with the book to show students the different kind of materials they can use to access information for their author studies. ESOL strategy #42 Have students use timelines to arrange and sequence important facts and information would help an EL keep track of what happened throughout the course of Amelia's life. 3mo
JRone https://www.kidscreativechaos.com/2015/12/amelia-earhart-lesson-activities-book.... provides activities in history, science, language arts, and physical education. 3mo
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Where the Sidewalk ends is a book that contains a variety of poems. It is written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. I remember picking this book up when I was younger and just reading poem after poem. This book would be great for a RA or a CR where everyone reads at once since each poem is a short passage instead of a big text. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone UDL strategy 2.2 Clarify syntax and structure would be essential for a student to learn how the structure of the different poems works. ESOL strategy #14 Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant aligns with this poetry book because it would help an EL follow along with the structure of the text and hear the rhymes. 3mo
JRone http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/where-side... is a lesson plan for all grades 1-12. It lets the elementary children have fun with drawing pictures when they hear certain lines of a poem. 3mo
DrSpalding Your posts are concise yet thorough and include high-quality resources and appropriate universal design and English learner strategies. Very well done. 3mo
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The Kissing Hand | Audrey Penn
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The Kissing Hand, written by Audrey Penn and illustrated by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak, is a F that features Chester the raccoon and his mom. Chester is terrified to start school and being away from his mother and his home. Chester's mom tells him the secret of The Kissing Hand to comfort Chester. This New York Times Best Selling Book would be a great choice for a SR where the teacher can model fluent reading. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone ESOL strategy #4 Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge and UDL strategy 7.2 Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity would be great for this book because a student can relate to how Chester feels.

https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/62230 is a lesson plan that uses prior knowledge and guiding questions help the students comprehend the book. It also adds A Pocket Full of Kisses as another book to use.
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DrSpalding Great idea to use the Florida Department of Education lesson website resource. 3mo
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Hoot | Carl Hiaasen
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The Newbery Honor and New York Times Best Selling Book, Hoot would be perfect for a LC. It's a RF book written by Carl Hiaasen. Roy just moved to Florida from Montana. Roy ends up making a friend called Mullet Fingers who constantly tries to delay the construction of a new pancake house on a site that is home to endangered burrowing owls. Can Roy and his new friends stop the construction completely or will this turn into a disaster? #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone ESOL strategy #13 Use preview/review activities would be beneficial for children using this book in a literature circle so they can recall what they read. Using UDL strategy 8.3 Foster collaboration and community aligns with the literature circles because students are meeting together to collaborate and share what they read. 3mo
JRone https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/picturing-stor... is a lesson plan that goes in-depth with the book's details using characters, setting, plot, etc. to “picture the story.“ 3mo
DrSpalding His books as we discussed in class during the author study are perfect for Florida students. Use them! 3mo
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Grand Canyon | Jason Chin
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Grand Canyon, written and illustrated by Jason Chin, is a NF book that takes you on a beautiful journey through the Grand Canyon. It describes the beauty of the Grand Canyon rather than just saying that it's a hole in the ground. It describes the plants and animals that live there. This book is a Caldecott Medalist and would be the perfect book for a RA. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone UDL Strategy 3.3 Guide information processing and visualization would be helpful to children who need help processing the factual information of the text. ESOL strategy #44 Focus on thinking skills; predict, categorize, classify, observe and report (oral-written-pictorial), sequence, summarize also help an ESOL learner follow along with all the new information especially if they knew nothing about the Grand Canyon in the first place. 3mo
JRone http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2017/03/grand-canyon/ is a great website that provides multiple resources for teachers through all grades of elementary school. It even has a Jason Chin author study. 3mo
kgarzon Your review really intrigued me; As someone who was able to visit the Grand Canyon once when I was little, I really want to read this book myself so I can see how the author/illustrator captures the beauty and wonder of this major landmark. 3mo
DrSpalding I have wanted this book since it won the award last year or the year before. Excellent choice and a wonderful choice for incorporating social studies specifically geography. 3mo
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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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The New York Times Best Seller, The Hunger Games is a SF written by Suzanne Collins. It is a great book for an IR. The Hunger Games are a yearly event where they gather 24 children between the ages of 12-18 to fight to the death. Katniss Everdeen volunteers for her younger sister Prim and now has to kill people in order to stay alive. Can she win these games or will she suffer and die like her fellow tributes? #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone UDL strategy 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols would be perfect to help with some of the vocab words in the book children might not recognize. ESOL strategy #17 Provide contextual support through audio, visuals, models,
demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions would help an ESOL student have multiple ways to understand some of the text they might not get. The movie could also help here!
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JRone https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/jeremy-rinkel/hunger-games-novel-... has pre-reading, during reading, and post-reading activities for students! 3mo
Alexush This is a great read group book. My mom, myself and my grandmother read this together and i loved it. 3mo
DrSpalding Excellent detail in your concise yet thorough post about this engaging book which is a series. This certainly is not for elementary age students but could be used in middle and 3mo
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The Ugly Duckling | Hans Christian Andersen
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The TL, The Ugly Duckling was adapted by Ben Cruise from the original story written by Hans Christain Anderson. It is illustrated by Lisa McCue. The Ugly Duckling is the perfect book for a RA. A swan is born into a duck family and is considered ugly by those around him as he grows up. When he turns into an adult, he has changed so much and had become something so beautiful. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone ESOL strategy #10 Teach think, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups would be useful for during the read aloud and when asking questions, students can partner up so you have 100% engagement. UDL strategy 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge would apply to this lesson because students can add information about their background knowledge when they see or have dealt with being picked on. 3mo
JRone https://teachables.scholastic.com/teachables/books/the-ugly-duckling-lesson-plan... is a lesson plan that includes a print out where students can fill in the blanks and create their own stories about their own unique “ugly“ animals. 3mo
DrSpalding This is a classic tale that all students should hear many times. 3mo
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The Three Pigs | David Wiesner
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The Three Pigs, a TL is written and illustrated by David Wiesner and is a Caldecott Medalist. Three pigs have built their houses out of the different materials: straw, sticks and bricks. The first two pigs make fun of the third pig for using brick because it takes him longer to build his house. However, when a wolf comes ready to huff and puff to eat the pigs, which house will remain standing? This book would be great for a RT. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone UDL strategy 4.1 Vary the methods for response and navigation would align with this book because you can have children create their own reader's theatre plays to go along with it. If they don't want to use a reader's theatre, they can use other methods like storytelling to retell the story. ESOL #6 Continually monitor students‘ comprehension will be beneficial to the students to see how they are following along with the story. 3mo
JRone The lesson plan https://www.teachingbooks.net/content/Wiesner_activity_guide.pdf allows children to get into an in-depth discussion about the book. It also uses compare and contrast strategies to compare this version of The Three Pigs to other versions of it. 3mo
DrSpalding This is a traditional literature variant. You are correct that this would make a wonderful storytelling along with a read aloud. This version is quite different and would be excellent for comparing and contrasting. 3mo
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Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo is a great choice for a LC. This RF is a Newbery Honor and about a girl named Opal and her father moving to a small town in Florida. Opal misses her old life and isn't having fun when she runs into a stray dog in a Winn-Dixie grocery store. They quickly fall in love with each other and Opal even makes new friends. Read to find out more about the ups and downs when Winn-Dixie disappears. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/because-winn-d... allows students to make a scrapbook featuring the characters of the book. They review the book and create lists of character traits determining their behaviour, personality, etc. 4mo
JRone UDL strategy 5.1 Use multiple media for communication would be perfect because students could compare the book to the movie. ESOL strategy #10 Teach think, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups would allow the student to participate in their literature circle. 4mo
Tinks This book was an adorable read. I read it when my daughters bought it from school when they were younger. I will now probably get it for my collection. Nice post. 3mo
DrSpalding Another excellent post with another wonderful resource. Scholastic is the largest publisher of children‘s books and is a valuable resource to the classroom teacher. 3mo
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Written and illustrated by Mo Willems, this picture book has won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. This F is about an elephant and a pig, but the elephant isn't too pleased when two birds make a nest on his head. Read to find out how the elephant gets rid of the birds on his head. This book would be prefect for a S.
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JRone ESOL strategy #14 Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant would help the student follow along with a lot of the repeated phrases. UDL strategy 2.2 Clarify syntax and structure would help students follow along with the pattern in the book. 4mo
JRone https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/there-bird-your-head provides a lesson plan with multiple activities for students. The memory matching puzzle has 3 different levels and helps build vocabulary words. The word search is a fun way for students to get involved. 4mo
DrSpalding This award winner is certainly just a rate for emergent readers. Reading is fundamental is a high-quality resource. You have done a beautiful job with your resources. 3mo
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Who Is Judy Blume? | Who Hq, Kirsten Anderson
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Written by Kirsten Anderson and illustrated by Ted Hammond, Who is Judy Blume? dives into the life of one of the most beloved authors of all time whose books often get banned. This B would be the perfect book to help children with an AS. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone The lesson plan, https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/judy-blume-aut... uses Judy Blume's books to figure out the type of writer she is. It also allows students to conduct their own author study and list fun and interesting facts about Judy Blume. 4mo
JRone UDL strategy 8.3 Foster collaboration and community goes along with the lesson plan. Students working together on author studies encourage the collaboration aspect. ESOL strategy #5 Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts would be helpful because an EL student might need clarification on some of the vocabulary words used to describe Judy Blume. 4mo
Tinks Haven't read this book, but I love the author. 3mo
DrSpalding I love these books much like I like Melzer‘s biographies for children. Add them to your classroom library for your middle grade students. 3mo
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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The Giver, a SF, written by Lois Lowry, is a Newbery Medalist. Jonas lives in a society that is being controlled by The Elders who have strict rules and traditions. Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memory and quickly becomes upset with all the rules and traditions society wants to follow. Read the book to find out more about Jonas journey to make people remember and for a free society. This book would be good for a PR. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone In this lesson plan, http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/memories-matter-g... students are given a story map to analyze characters, plot and setting. Students then go on to write their own descriptive memoirs. 4mo
JRone UDL strategy 1.1 Offer ways of customizing the display of information would be helpful to keep track of everything that goes on in the story. ESOL strategy #44 Focus on thinking skills; predict, categorize, classify, observe and report (oral-written-pictorial), sequence, summarize will allow ELs to write or speak their understanding of the book and give them the opportunity to guess what Jonas will do next. 4mo
Tinks I heard that this book is really good and it seems as if it is. Will look into it. 3mo
DrSpalding This book is a wonderful book to truly study the narrative elements of story as you noted with your resource. 3mo
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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This F, written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao, features a silverback gorilla apart of a circus show inside a mall. When Ruby, a baby elephant arrives, Ivan makes a promise to Stella (an older elephant) to get them out of there and somewhere safe. Is this a promise Ivan can keep or is it too big for his hands. This book is great for an IR and is a Newbery Medalist.
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JRone A UDL strategy that aligns with this book would be 7.2 Optimize relevance, value and authenticity because you can connect the characters in the book to real animals and talk about their appropriate living conditions. An ESOL strategy would be #15 Reinforce the key ideas you present again and again because a lot of the ideas in the book show up multiple times throughout the story. 4mo
JRone The lesson plan https://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=3800 allows for students to keep track of the different settings throughout the book. They'll have an interactive notebook to write items down as they read. After, they have a hands-on activity where they can design an appropriate habitat for Ivan. This lesson keeps children engaged all while having fun. 4mo
LibrarianRyan They just anounced yesterday that this is getting a sequel. the One and Only Bob. 4mo
DrSpalding As Librarian Ryan noted, I am looking forward to the sequel! You have used a variety of teaching strategies and wonderful resources. I like the idea of an interactive notebook. You should try this in your future classroom. 3mo
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The Hate U Give | Angela Thomas
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This RF novel written by Angie Thomas has won the National Book and Coretta Scott King awards. Starr sees the uneasy balance between the poor, mostly black neighbourhoods and the rich, mostly white neighbourhoods come to life. When Starr watches her friend, a black boy, get shot and killed by a cop, she has to find her voice, not be scared, and stand up for what's right. This book represents the Black Lives Matter movement. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone This book is great for an IR and the lesson plan http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/developing-critic... allows children to dig deeper in the Black Lives Matter movement and connect it to prior knowledge. 4mo
JRone UDL strategy 5.1, use multiple media for communication would allow children to use different resources for their research. EL strategy #36, ask numerous questions which require higher-level thinking responses is perfect to get students thinking about how this book applies to their everyday lives and the real world. 4mo
Lrobertson This book was actually turned into a movie. I think linking the 2 for older students (maybe high school because of the violence) would be a great source! 4mo
TristanPool Just from the movie trailer, this book has such a powerful message for the Black Lives Matter movement. I think it would be a great choice to include in a classroom library, so kids could see through the window of individuals that differ from them. @JRone 4mo
DrSpalding Several of your peers read this book! It is on my TBR pile and I need to read this. This is certainly a book for middle to high school students. 3mo
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Al Capone Does My Shirts | Gennifer Choldenko
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This Newbery Honor Book and New York Times Best Seller is a HF novel written by Gennifer Choldenko. Moose Flanagan moved to the infamous island of Alcatraz who's home to criminals like Al Capone in 1935. Moose tries to fit in and protect his sister but on Alcatraz, trouble is never far away. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone This lesson plan would be great for a LC because it provides in-depth questions for students to share their thoughts on. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/al-capone-does... 4mo
JRone UDL strategy 2.1, clarify vocabulary and symbols would be essential for students to understand words relating to the island, criminals and overall the whole story before reading the book. EL strategy #42, have students use timelines to arrange and sequence facts and important information would help students follow along with all the major events in the book. 4mo
DrSpalding This is such a great book to integrate social studies and English language arts. It would make an excellent literature circle option for your students. 3mo
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Wishtree | Katherine Applegate
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This F, written and illustrated by Katherine Applegate, would be perfect for a LC. When a Muslim family moves in across from a wishtree named Red, something terrible happens. Now, Red faces the problem of being cut down and all the animals could lose their homes. In this novel, the characters hope for something better to come along and save the day. Will it? #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone UDL strategy 3.3, guide information processing and visualization are helpful to children when they need to create mental images to guide their thinking and help with comprehension. EL strategy #9, teach notetaking strategies: T-charts, timelines, etc., will help children keep track of what goes on in the book as they read. These timelines and charts would help the students gather and share their thoughts during their LC. (edited) 4mo
JRone The lesson plan https://www.plt.org/recommended-reading/wishtree/ helps children use their higher-level thinking to make stories about the trees in their neighborhood and imagine if their was a different ending. 4mo
Tinks When I heard about this, I was going to pick it for my LC, didn‘t, but I will surely add this to my collection. Nice post. 4mo
DrSpalding I agree that it is the perfect literature circle option but it is also an excellent read aloud so that you can have the conversations with the children that are so relevant in today‘s society. 3mo
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Whoever You Are | Mem Fox, Leslie Staub
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Whoever You Are is a RF book written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Leslie Straub. This picture book is perfect for showing children that even though people may look different and act different, it doesn't mean we are different. It is a great message to send children at any elementary grade level. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone The lesson plan http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/moving-toward-acc... is perfect for the book because it allows students to move toward acceptance in their school and in their lives. This book is also perfect for an RA. 4mo
JRone A UDL strategy for this book would be 3.2, highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas and relationships. This would help children connect with people who don't necessarily look like them. An EL strategy would be #24, incorporate the culture and the language of second language learners into the curriculum. This shows students where everyone is from and how it differs from where they live or why they do things differently. 4mo
Erinehart I haven‘t read this book yet, but your summary makes me want to know more! 4mo
sbombasi This book looks great for the classroom where students will notice their peers are different in many ways, but also similarities which is very important for ELs as you mentioned! 4mo
DrSpalding This is an excellent read aloud and was your option while reading to the avatars. Number 24 is the perfect English learner strategy to align to this book. 3mo
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This F, written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown, is a great book for elementary teachers to add to their classroom library for a RA around Halloween. The main character, Jaspar, realizes he has a problem when the creepy carrots start to follow him. This book was awarded the Caldecott Honor for the illustrators choice of spooky colors. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone When reading this story around Halloween, UDL strategy 7.2, optimize relevance, value, and authenticity, is great for this book. Children can relate it to the spooky stories they hear around Halloween. An EL strategy would be, #15 reinforce key ideas you present again and again. This is good for this book because the idea of creepy carrots is constantly repeated throughout the book. 4mo
JRone This lesson plan https://mrswillskindergarten.com/creepy-carrots-lesson-plans/ shows children the causes and effects of the book, retells the story, creates connections and predictions, and even lets them make their own creepy carrots. 4mo
GroeningsC This books makes for a fun Halloween read aloud, great post! 4mo
ccipriati I also think that this would be an amazing RA especially during Halloween! 4mo
DrSpalding The carrots are so creepy! You did a beautiful job on your posts. I hope you will continue to post books that you add to your classroom library. 3mo
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