Before heading to the aquarium to wash away the winter blues, be sure to read Heather Lang’s Swimming with Sharks. Not only will kids learn fascinating facts about sharks, they’ll learn that it’s never too early to start pursuing your dreams. Genie Clark was only nine-years-old when she figured out she wanted to swim with sharks, and she never let anything stand in her way, not the fact that she was discriminated against because she was a woman, not the fact that she was discriminated against because of her Japanese heritage, and not the fact that very few people had ever swam with sharks. So don your growth mindset suit and dive into Swimming with Sharks.
Chalk and Ink
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