A thread of gratitude to some important people from my life this week...
Shouts to @TheJLV for matching energies and always being there to help me laugh at myself. Open invite to folks to come see us and match energies with us at the #TOCA summit at CU Boulder next month.
A big hug to Kristen Gilligan at @TatteredCover for supporting #ProjectLITMontbello in ways both large and small. Excited about the big exciting things coming up for 2019.
Thank you @KielyBrendan for supporting us this week. We can't wait to meet you and talk #TraditionBook on October 9th! This timing is wild...
So much love to Mr. Zach Serrano @reimaginerace @ASK4_ and @Mr_OsoDope for all the ways you support me every single day. "Telllll...themmmm... it'll be alright, be alriiiiight..." 20 years, fam. We old.😂
To @Ms_Lozoya_DCISM "I'm pretty loyal to my crushes."

I think that's all that needs to be said here. You already know.
Shout out to @ethelibrarian for being my tech support and putting up with my random requests and general hectic lifestyle, checking books out to kids when I'm getting bombarded, and accepting eggs as payment. Couldn't do lots of things without you. ❤📚😘
Hugs to @MisterMinor and @nenagerman for being my socio-emotional lifelines this week. Sometimes you just need somebody to tell you, "You're doing great, sweetie", and make great book recs and remind you of the historical legacy.
There are so many more amazing educators, authors, school and district personnel, and most importantly, students without whom this work would not be possible...Just know that I'm so thankful for your love, your talents, your persistence in pursuit of a better world.
Also...I know you already know this, but I love you right back. Now, let's get this weekend started, shall we? After this week I'm about to weekend so hard. 😁😂 There will be sleeping, and #TheEdCollabGathering and cleaning the artisanal chicken coop, and more sleeping....

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