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Our Newcomer students had the opportunity to engage in a project around a topic that is authentic and relevant to the lives of middle schoolers - puberty! The text they used to explore this important issue is called "The Moon Within," written by award-winning author and arts activist, Aida Salazar. Ms. Salazar came to class to meet our students! Students learned about puberty in the context of culture and science, and they were able to share their learnings with Ms. Salazar and participate in a poetry reading.