September is here, which marks the start of the new school year, new routines, new classes, and new friendships

Watch as secondary ELA teacher Jennifer Epping shares four friendship-themed books that would make great additions to your classroom library, and download interactive lessons and resources that go along with them!



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Jennifer Epping is a high school English and journalism teacher in Des Moines, Iowa. She has a passion for reading, writing, and making lame jokes to her students just to see them laugh or roll their eyes. She just concluded her ninth year teaching. Epping graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in journalism and mass communication (2010) and BA in English Education (2013). She attended New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute (2010), and spent some time in children’s book publishing in New York.