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Book Recommendation: The One and Only Ivan
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The One and Only Ivan

My eight-year-old daughter loves to surprise me with fun and interesting items she collects throughout the school day. Usually, these items range anywhere from a chunk of so-and-so’s glitter slime to a plastic ring from a cupcake she ate during a friend’s birthday lunch. But last month, she brought something home that genuinely surprised me: A book! As part of the Texas Reads One Book program, our school district gave every elementary student a copy of the book it selected, which was Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan. And what a phenomenal choice! I read this 300-page book with

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