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When Books Aren’t Enough: How a Teacher Tries to Make Sense of School Shootings

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The Florida legislature is debating measures to protect schools from having to deal with the same tragedy as the school in Parkland faced last month.  A number of both common sense and controversial proposals have been floating around, from both sides of the aisle, on how to properly address the issue of gun violence, school safety and whether or not we are in a crisis of our own making or not. BookTrib Contributor Rachel Carter is also an educator who has firsthand knowledge and perspective about what is now our children’s biggest fear: bullets replacing books. Here, Rachel writes about her concerns, those of students and how with so many books out there about talking with kids about tragedy, grief…

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