You may have heard the term "growth mindset" recently. It mostly means having the belief that you can learn something, even if it's hard--maybe especially if it's hard. Getting better at things and overcoming challenges is exciting. If you'd like to see some examples of this, check out the We Are Teacher's post "12 Perfect Read-Alouds for Teaching Growth Mindset." They provide a list of picture books with a range of subjects, fiction and nonfiction, with characters who persevere, learning from their failures. Whistle for Willie is a favorite of mine, and though I haven't yet read Drum Dream Girl, I know it's by a local author - hurray for California Writers this week!
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