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Little Gold Star/Estrellita de oro: A Cinderella Cuento


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Kent Smith is a first-year teacher-librarian at William Lipscomb Elementary School, a preschool through fifth grade campus in Dallas ISD. The prior nineteen years were spent as a bilingual educator, working with first, second, and third grade students in a self-contained setting at the same school.

Mr. Smith is also working to obtain his school library certification from Texas Woman's University. Kent enjoys the literary give and take that arises from reading and discussing good literature with his students. His goal is to become a fully-realized teacher-librarian, collaborating with classroom teachers to educate students who embrace a lifelong love for literature while providing them with the tools necessary to become lifelong learners and successful citizens. (Spring 2010)

Mr. Smith also reviewed Bubba, The Cowboy Prince: A Fractured Texas Tale on this site. See a photo of the collaborators on the Bubba reviewers page.


Miriam Rodriguez is in her seventh year at William Lipscomb as a bilingual educator. She has taught second, third and fourth grade classes.

Miriam was born in Cuba and moved to Dallas at the age of 6. She graduated from Skyline High School in Dallas ISD. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from The University of Texas at Austin. She received a Masters of Bilingual Education with a concentration in Gifted and Talented from Southern Methodist University.

She is the mother of two children, a two-and-a-half year-old daughter and a one-and-a-half year-old son. She is also the daughter of a librarian. She loves reading aloud to children and hates TAKS preparation. (Spring 2010)


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