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Books for Social, Emotional and Academic Learning

Our colleagues at the Denver After School Alliance reached out recently for book recommendations that support social, emotional and academic learning (SEAL). Also referred to as "SEL" (social and emotional learning), this kind of learning involves 5 competencies that can be taught across diverse settings. 

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Check out our librarians' picks for books that support each competency below, and discover more from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning at

Click below to view the lists of all titles as a printable PDFs. 

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