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That's right – even though we know September as the 9th month in our current calendar year, it's original placement in t...
09/17/2021

That's right – even though we know September as the 9th month in our current calendar year, it's original placement in the Roman 10-month calendar was in slot #7. "Septem" in Latin means 7.

#factfriday

That's right – even though we know September as the 9th month in our current calendar year, it's original placement in the Roman 10-month calendar was in slot #7. "Septem" in Latin means 7.

#factfriday

We are just ONE week away from North Texas Giving Day! Your support creates moments like Sara’s for hundreds of North Te...
09/16/2021

We are just ONE week away from North Texas Giving Day! Your support creates moments like Sara’s for hundreds of North Texas students. Early giving is happening now! Will you please take a moment and schedule your gift at http://ow.ly/5cQ650Gbaux?

We are just ONE week away from North Texas Giving Day! Your support creates moments like Sara’s for hundreds of North Texas students. Early giving is happening now! Will you please take a moment and schedule your gift at http://ow.ly/5cQ650Gbaux?

Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month! (Now through October 15) In celebration, Omar Sanchez, an AmeriCorps a...
09/15/2021

Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month! (Now through October 15)

In celebration, Omar Sanchez, an AmeriCorps alum passionate about #inclusivity shares his inspiring story here 👇

http://ow.ly/XZRM50G81NW

#HispanicHeritageMonth

Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month! (Now through October 15)

In celebration, Omar Sanchez, an AmeriCorps alum passionate about #inclusivity shares his inspiring story here 👇

http://ow.ly/XZRM50G81NW

#HispanicHeritageMonth

Do you know a recent college grad looking for a short-term commitment that will deliver long-term success? Make sure the...
09/14/2021

Do you know a recent college grad looking for a short-term commitment that will deliver long-term success?

Make sure they know we are still looking for service-minded individuals to support our program at schools in Dallas and Fort Worth!

They'll gain skills, build their resume, and serve their community all at the same time.

Learn more and get the 🔗 to apply ➡️ http://ow.ly/8Rl250Ga15m

Do you know a recent college grad looking for a short-term commitment that will deliver long-term success?

Make sure they know we are still looking for service-minded individuals to support our program at schools in Dallas and Fort Worth!

They'll gain skills, build their resume, and serve their community all at the same time.

Learn more and get the 🔗 to apply ➡️ http://ow.ly/8Rl250Ga15m

📚Book recommendations alert! 📚The NEA Today has announced its 2021-22 Read Across America digital calendar which feature...
09/13/2021

📚Book recommendations alert! 📚

The NEA Today has announced its 2021-22 Read Across America digital calendar which features 36 recommended titles—12 picture books, 12 middle grade titles, and 12 young adult books—for each month of the year.

September’s books address the theme “Embrace new beginnings,” and encourage readers to jump bravely into the unknown.

Book lists here 👇
http://ow.ly/xJVP50G807A

📚Book recommendations alert! 📚

The NEA Today has announced its 2021-22 Read Across America digital calendar which features 36 recommended titles—12 picture books, 12 middle grade titles, and 12 young adult books—for each month of the year.

September’s books address the theme “Embrace new beginnings,” and encourage readers to jump bravely into the unknown.

Book lists here 👇
http://ow.ly/xJVP50G807A

Today, on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, our AmeriCorps members and staff paid tribute by doing good deeds. In Fort Worth...
09/11/2021

Today, on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, our AmeriCorps members and staff paid tribute by doing good deeds.

In Fort Worth, we spent our morning at the Presbyterian Night Shelter. In Dallas, we joined a 9/11 Day Dallas Meal Pack event.

#service #getthingsdone #9/11

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09/10/2021

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09/10/2021

Friday warm fuzzies! (Volume on)

Reading Center set-up has begun!
09/09/2021

Reading Center set-up has begun!

Welcome (back) to Reading Partners to these three rockstar AmeriCorps alums now filling key roles on our staff. We are s...
09/07/2021

Welcome (back) to Reading Partners to these three rockstar AmeriCorps alums now filling key roles on our staff. We are so proud to see how the AmeriCorps experience leads to true leaders like Kendra, Carlos, and Candace.

Are you looking for a career launching experience? It's not too late to apply to serve a year with AmeriCorps. Check out full details here: http://ow.ly/kHpF50FZDNa

Thank you to our incredible staff and AmeriCorps members for always working toward bringing literacy resources to studen...
09/06/2021

Thank you to our incredible staff and AmeriCorps members for always working toward bringing literacy resources to students across the country. We couldn’t do it without you!

Happy Labor Day!

Thank you to our incredible staff and AmeriCorps members for always working toward bringing literacy resources to students across the country. We couldn’t do it without you!

Happy Labor Day!

"Can 'story time' be just as beneficial to children under the weather as chicken soup? As it turns out, yes, a new study...
09/03/2021

"Can 'story time' be just as beneficial to children under the weather as chicken soup? As it turns out, yes, a new study finds bedtime stories really do make children in the hospital feel better.

Researchers in Brazil say reading to hospitalized kids reduces pain and stress by fueling certain hormones in the brain. Specifically, reading to children in intensive care boosts their quality of life, the study reports."

Learn more ➡️ http://ow.ly/AfpF50FZB39

"Can 'story time' be just as beneficial to children under the weather as chicken soup? As it turns out, yes, a new study finds bedtime stories really do make children in the hospital feel better.

Researchers in Brazil say reading to hospitalized kids reduces pain and stress by fueling certain hormones in the brain. Specifically, reading to children in intensive care boosts their quality of life, the study reports."

Learn more ➡️ http://ow.ly/AfpF50FZB39

#ThrowbackThursday to last week's Coffeehouse Meet and Greet at Dallas Baptist University! Our community engagement team...
09/02/2021

#ThrowbackThursday to last week's Coffeehouse Meet and Greet at Dallas Baptist University! Our community engagement team had a great time telling students about opportunities to volunteer with us this year both in person or virtually.

If you're interested in volunteering, learn more at readingpartners.org/volunteer!

#ThrowbackThursday to last week's Coffeehouse Meet and Greet at Dallas Baptist University! Our community engagement team had a great time telling students about opportunities to volunteer with us this year both in person or virtually.

If you're interested in volunteering, learn more at readingpartners.org/volunteer!

⏰ It’s almost time!! ⏰Mark your calendars for North Texas Giving Day on September 23. Join us in raising $50,000 to help...
09/01/2021

⏰ It’s almost time!! ⏰

Mark your calendars for North Texas Giving Day on September 23.

Join us in raising $50,000 to help support the amazing students we serve. Your gift will be matched by the Louis L. Borick Foundation up to $25,000!

Think you might be busy? That’s okay! You can still join our adventure by scheduling your donation early. Visit us at https://www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org/readingpartners.

⏰ It’s almost time!! ⏰

Mark your calendars for North Texas Giving Day on September 23.

Join us in raising $50,000 to help support the amazing students we serve. Your gift will be matched by the Louis L. Borick Foundation up to $25,000!

Think you might be busy? That’s okay! You can still join our adventure by scheduling your donation early. Visit us at https://www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org/readingpartners.

Our 2021-22 AmeriCorps  cohort starts their third and final week of training this week. Next week, they will be off to t...
08/30/2021

Our 2021-22 AmeriCorps cohort starts their third and final week of training this week. Next week, they will be off to their assigned reading centers to begin assessing students and pairing them up with our returning tutors who have completed all onboarding steps!

It's not too late to pursue either opportunity. You can sign up to volunteer at http://ow.ly/l6Dl50FZF6V. You can apply to serve a year with Reading Partners at http://ow.ly/8d8h50FZF6U

Our 2021-22 AmeriCorps cohort starts their third and final week of training this week. Next week, they will be off to their assigned reading centers to begin assessing students and pairing them up with our returning tutors who have completed all onboarding steps!

It's not too late to pursue either opportunity. You can sign up to volunteer at http://ow.ly/l6Dl50FZF6V. You can apply to serve a year with Reading Partners at http://ow.ly/8d8h50FZF6U

#FactFridayAccording to Fact Republic, "The collective nouns we use for animals (gaggle of geese, herd of deer, etc.) mo...
08/27/2021

#FactFriday

According to Fact Republic, "The collective nouns we use for animals (gaggle of geese, herd of deer, etc.) mostly come from the ‘Book of St. Albans,’ which was published in 1486."

These are some of our favorites. Do you have any "unique" animal collective nouns that you love? Share them here! 👇

#FactFriday

According to Fact Republic, "The collective nouns we use for animals (gaggle of geese, herd of deer, etc.) mostly come from the ‘Book of St. Albans,’ which was published in 1486."

These are some of our favorites. Do you have any "unique" animal collective nouns that you love? Share them here! 👇

Guilty...Credit: Hannah Hillam
08/26/2021

Guilty...

Credit: Hannah Hillam

Guilty...

Credit: Hannah Hillam

Whether your child’s school is in-person or online this semester, it’s a good idea to be prepared for filling the role o...
08/24/2021
5 simple tips for parents who will still be co-teachers when kids go back to school

Whether your child’s school is in-person or online this semester, it’s a good idea to be prepared for filling the role of co-teacher. Here are 5 simple tips for parents and caregivers supporting their student’s education this year. https://theconversation.com/5-simple-tips-for-parents-who-will-still-be-co-teachers-when-kids-go-back-to-school-162487

Teachers and students are likely to use a lot more online learning tools than they did pre-pandemic even after in-person classes resume.

We're over the 🌝 to add two new program managers to our North Texas Team. Welcome to Celene Hernandez and Diana Martinez...
08/23/2021

We're over the 🌝 to add two new program managers to our North Texas Team. Welcome to Celene Hernandez and Diana Martinez!

Ever heard of manga? According to NYPL The New York Public Library, "Manga is an umbrella term for a wide variety of com...
08/18/2021
France Gave Teenagers $350 for Culture. They’re Buying Comic Books.

Ever heard of manga?

According to NYPL The New York Public Library, "Manga is an umbrella term for a wide variety of comic books and graphic novels originally produced and published in Japan. Unlike American comic books, which are usually printed in full color, Japanese manga are almost always published in black and white."

Learn more about manga's growing popularity in this recent article from The New York Times about how, when presented with $350 from the government to spend on culture, youth in France are making manga one of the top ways to spend their $$.

Check it out! https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/28/arts/france-culture-pass.html

Young people can buy books, tickets and classes via a government smartphone app. But rather than discovering highbrow arts, many are choosing mass media they already love.

High-impact tutoring is one of the best ways to boost a student’s academic performance. In fact, one-to-one or small-gro...
08/17/2021
8 Considerations for Designing High-Impact Tutoring (Opinion)

High-impact tutoring is one of the best ways to boost a student’s academic performance. In fact, one-to-one or small-group learning support has had greater impacts on student achievement than various forms of teacher training, extending the school day, and teacher evaluation. Here at Reading Partners, our online and in-person tutoring programs reflect these eight most important aspects of high-impact tutoring.
http://ow.ly/YfQ550FQFFg

The most important rule is to start small and find success before expanding, writes Kevin Newman of the KIPP Foundation.

It's the first day of school for many kids in DFW, and we can't wait to start working with students again. It's not too ...
08/16/2021

It's the first day of school for many kids in DFW, and we can't wait to start working with students again.

It's not too late to sign up to volunteer for this year, either. Simply go to readingpartners.org/volunteer.

It's the first day of school for many kids in DFW, and we can't wait to start working with students again.

It's not too late to sign up to volunteer for this year, either. Simply go to readingpartners.org/volunteer.

A new school year starts on Monday for most of our students, so before we dive in head first, join us in looking back on...
08/13/2021

A new school year starts on Monday for most of our students, so before we dive in head first, join us in looking back on what we achieved in 2021-20!

#bigchallengesareourthing #togetherwearebetter #volunteersgetresults #readingmatters

We're making this #whattoreadwednesday a #whattowatchwednesday instead. Why? Because we are just so in love with this La...
08/11/2021
‘I've Got 10,000 Books in My House': Dallas Woman Shares the Joy of Reading

We're making this #whattoreadwednesday a #whattowatchwednesday instead. Why?

Because we are just so in love with this Laura Harris NBC 5 interview with Ellen Rodgers, a true Dallas literacy legend.

Check it out! https://www.nbcdfw.com/about-nbc-5/community/reading-with-you/ive-got-10000-books-in-my-house-dallas-woman-shares-the-joy-of-reading/2674839/

A Dallas woman known for her passion for reading is continuing to encourage diversity in books.

Happy Book Lover's Day, everyone! Image credit: textalibrarian.com
08/09/2021

Happy Book Lover's Day, everyone!

Image credit: textalibrarian.com

Happy Book Lover's Day, everyone!

Image credit: textalibrarian.com

This #factfriday we're sharing a super cool study out of Japan. "Children show improved reading abilities when they take...
08/06/2021

This #factfriday we're sharing a super cool study out of Japan.

"Children show improved reading abilities when they take part in a “stuffed animal sleepover” at their local library, a new study finds. Here’s how it works: a child chooses a stuffed animal or favorite toy to 'sleep over' at the local library. The next morning, the librarians provide the child with photos of the stuffed animal reading a book it likes — along with the book in the photos."

Get all the fluffy details here: https://www.studyfinds.org/study-finds-stuffed-animal-sleepover-library/

This #factfriday we're sharing a super cool study out of Japan.

"Children show improved reading abilities when they take part in a “stuffed animal sleepover” at their local library, a new study finds. Here’s how it works: a child chooses a stuffed animal or favorite toy to 'sleep over' at the local library. The next morning, the librarians provide the child with photos of the stuffed animal reading a book it likes — along with the book in the photos."

Get all the fluffy details here: https://www.studyfinds.org/study-finds-stuffed-animal-sleepover-library/

When Einstein was just five years old, his parents gave him two gifts that would change the trajectory of his life and p...
08/04/2021
Why Ages 2-7 Matter So Much for Brain Development

When Einstein was just five years old, his parents gave him two gifts that would change the trajectory of his life and pave the way for future scientists to understand the significance of brain development between ages two and seven.

Via Edutopia: https://www.edutopia.org/article/why-ages-2-7-matter-so-much-brain-development

Rich experiences—from play to the arts and relationships—fundamentally shape a young child’s development.

"You’ve seen it countless times throughout your life, yet there’s a very good chance you couldn’t pick it out of a lineu...
07/30/2021

"You’ve seen it countless times throughout your life, yet there’s a very good chance you couldn’t pick it out of a lineup. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that many people have no idea how to correctly write the most common form of the lowercase letter 'g.'"

Learn more and get the answer to our question: https://www.studyfinds.org/study-finds-cannot-write-lowercase-g-correctly/

#factfriday

"You’ve seen it countless times throughout your life, yet there’s a very good chance you couldn’t pick it out of a lineup. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that many people have no idea how to correctly write the most common form of the lowercase letter 'g.'"

Learn more and get the answer to our question: https://www.studyfinds.org/study-finds-cannot-write-lowercase-g-correctly/

#factfriday

Show some love for Reading Partners! GreatNonprofits – the #1 source of nonprofit stories and feedback – is honoring hig...
07/29/2021

Show some love for Reading Partners! GreatNonprofits – the #1 source of nonprofit stories and feedback – is honoring highly regarded nonprofits with their 2021 Top-Rated List.

Help us raise visibility for our work by sharing your rating and comments about Reading Partners:
https://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/write/reading-partners

Show some love for Reading Partners! GreatNonprofits – the #1 source of nonprofit stories and feedback – is honoring highly regarded nonprofits with their 2021 Top-Rated List.

Help us raise visibility for our work by sharing your rating and comments about Reading Partners:
https://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/write/reading-partners

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I am part of the One+One tutoring program for Mesquite ISD. I work with five 1st graders every week (usually at risk kids) to help them reach their reading goals. As a retired teacher, I wholeheartedly support all efforts that enable our children to become better readers. I wouldn't trade what I do for anything.
Bedtime story about a superhero and a sidekick “Lightning Ranger & Blue Fang” A comic book / fairy tale story for the children Written by: Natalia Miller Dedicated to: Tucker Henson In a twisted city divided by a magical land, and non-magical creatures, thrived a superhero that could travel to both lands. He would protect his city; during the day he was Mayor Roberts and when he had to save his planet, he turned into Lightning Ranger! Lightning Ranger has the superpower of ultra speed. He was the fastest person on the planet! One day Mayor Roberts went out foraging in his ranch. He was caring for his livestock and before he could head back to his house, it became ultra stormy! Mayor Roberts had collected a bucket of apples to bring home. Hiding in the barn with his horses and sheep, the mayor knew he would have to run to the house and risk getting soaked. Suddenly, on the journey back to his home, a giant lightning bolt pierced one of the mayor’s trees then it bounced from the branch and electrified mayor Roberts. He flung his pail of apples; the fruit went flying in the stormy sky. The mayor leaped in the air after being shocked by lightning. After one blink, the mayor had made it safely back to his homestead. “oh my goodness! I should probably go to the hospital” he thought. The mayor was overwhelmed and fell asleep on his rocking chair in the living room that night. The next morning mayor Roberts ran straight to his his office in the city of Nautica. “You alright?” The mayors secretary asked. “Never been better... that storm was awful though.” Replies the mayor. “Oh yeah, our pool flooded. What’s with the ancient shoes though? Mr. mayor...” stated the secretary. “Excuse me?” Said the mayor, a bit confused until he looked down to see he had worn a hole in the bottom of his shoes and the sides were pealing off. See every morning the mayor would go on a walk around the Black Lake. It was called that because all of the sailboats were black and all of the ducks were black and there never was a crane or a dove. the mayor had a special walk that looked like a run but felt like gliding. The mayor was baffled by his new superpower. “Uh, wow. They’re just really old” replied the mayor as he scuffed the water dispenser into his office. Mayor Roberts closed his blinds and sat in the floor of his office then released the water to hydrate. In a big fast of relief, mayor Roberts said, “how?!” Remembering his quick venture from the lake to work. “I’m just fine!” He exclaimed very loudly. His office phone rings loudly. The mayor swiftly onsimbles his wardrobe in a neat fashion and places the office phone in speaker. “Hello! This is mayor Roberts. How can I be of service to you?” Stated mayor Roberts. “Mr. Mayor, this is Lisa, your secretary. Are you sure everything is alright? It sounded like bats hitting the fan.” Stated the secretary. The mayor interjects. “Yes, Lisa. All is well. Get back to work now. Thank you!” Then he hung up the phone. Ten minutes later... the mayor stacked up law books that he had briefed himself on and was able to talk to his people later that day. Due to traffic, the commute to city hall was usually thirty minutes; however, with the lightning speed superpower the mayor had acquired, it only took him three minutes. “This is... incredible.” Thought mayor Roberts. “I am going to have to get more durable shoes though...” he continued. After work mayor Roberts tried very carefully not to scare the public with his new ability. “Like a sloth” he thought; therefore, he could walk at an appearingly normal pace. (“Despacito”-Justin Beiber) A thrift store appeared on the right. Nearby were coffee shops and bookstores, as well as, some clothing boutiques. In a window, a light was shining down on a pair of nature hike durable boots. “It’s perfect!” He thought. There store lights were out except for the lights shining on the boots. The mayor opened the thrift store door. “Ding! & jingle jingle!” “Is anyone here?” He asked. No one replied. “I am Mayor Roberts. Just shopping for a new pair of kicks.” He Stated into a void of quietness and halls of racks with old vintage clothes. Then out of the blue he heard some suttering, kind of like the sound his secretary described. “Hey! Who is there?” He said. Then more suttering persisted as obscure as a whales song. “I am your mayor! Can I please speak with you? I have worn out my shoes here and I just need a more suiting pair.” The Mayor stated. A rumbling and jingling of vintage clothing sounds. “Oh yes! Mr. Mayor! How can I help you?” Said a quiet voice. Miss Fang’s true name was Blue Fang behence the time of her arrival to this world from a far away land. Blue fang popped through a furniture grandfather clock in the shop holding only one thing, a grandfather pocketwatch. The people were amused and they thought she was a circus performer. Ya know, with the blue hair and costume and what appeared to be a circus prop. The thrift shoppers were so amused; they all smiled and clapped. “I didn’t know this was an intercive place with theatre performers!” Said an old woman to her young daughter. “Give is a bow!” Shouted a gentleman who happened to be the bookkeeper from next door. Miss Fang then smiled, but all the customers fled. Her sweet humble smile seemed like a simple blending gesture to her; however, the glowing beam of her two sharp fangs illuminated the room. The city thrift shoppers thought she was a vampire. “No more Fangers in our town!” Shouted an old man holding is wife’s hand, pulling her across the street as she held her feather hat from the store tightly to her head. The receipt and tag were still attached to the hat. “Gotta protect my family.” He followed after they made it across the street. “What did I do?” Said Miss Fang in a quiet, somber tone of voice. All of the customers, except the store owner, an old wise man named Burdaux had vanished. “Lady, can I help you?” asked Burdaux. “What is this place?” Shyly asked Miss Fang. “Well, this little miss. This is a thrift shop that’s i own and you want to tell me how on Earth trouble I piped out of that old grandfather clock? Clever trick, sure got the crowd goin for a minute. Don’t tell me ya trespassed and waited in my shop here while I was out.” Strictly remarked Burdaux. “No sir. And ... what is Earth?” Miss Fang kindly asked. “Ha!” Exclaimed Burdaux. A bit confused as to the store owners reaction; as an avoidance to a response, Miss Fang mimicked his response. “Ah.. ha!” She Stated then her bright blue fangs glistened underneath an exquisite chandelier. “Woah there! Now I have seen a lot of obscure characters in my shop, but where did you get those choppers?” Asked Burdaux. “Furgonia, sir.” Stated Miss Fang. “Ah, ha, huh. Is that the new underground emo goth store?” Asked Burdaux, curiously. “No sir, that’s where I am from. Now can you tell me what Earth is.” She responded. “Well little miss, you’re not jokin, now are ya,” He said as he stared deeply into the glowing orb of her sharp teeth. “So Blue So True” Burdaux whispered. “Excuse me, what does that mean?” Asked Miss Fang with such wonder in her eyes. “We’ll Miss..” the store owner remarked. “Miss Fang! That’s what they call me in Furgonia.” Said Miss Fang. “Ha! Now that’s funny!l said Burdaux. “Miss Fang, that is something my pa used to say over and over again. He described pointy teeth just like the ones you got. We all thought those vampires were coming back , but no fangers around here, until you...” Burdaux addedwith such a demeaning look of judgement. “Danger?! I don’t see any fangers sir. I don’t drink blood, that’s just gross. Only fruit mister.” Said Miss Fang. “Only fruit mister... ya promise” Said Burdaux. “You have my word and I can work for you as long as you protect me from the Tim-buck-tow-spookies-too-folk.” She added. “Arg...” hushly retorted Burdaux. “Fairy sir. I’m a fairy. Not a Fanger. These bright gleaming blue pointy teeth stickers of mine were actually a mimic evolutionary development of my kind. Like monarch butterflies. Don’t wanna be eaten, so look like poison.” Miss Fang Said. “Oh Kay, silly blending fairy. You shall be under my wing.” Burdaux said. “Wings! Oh lemme see! My friends aunt Juliana had some marvelous wings; those are rare!” Responded Miss Fang. “Quite curious and strange you are Miss Fang. It’s a phrase.” Said Burdaux. Later that evening, Miss Fang and Burdaux crashes in the living room that was on the side of the shop. There was a TV and a mini fridge. There were art posters on the wall and comic books sprawled on the floor. “Uh, sorry it’s such a mess in here Miss Fang. I just really enjoy silly stories from time to time.” Said Burdaux. They woke up in the room attached to the thrift store. Miss Fang had turned on the tele. She placed the comic books that she had read in a spiraling stack next to the television. “Oh, alright now. Time to get to work.” Burdaux said as he stretched his arms and his back. “Ajubis!” Shouted Miss Fang. “What’s that?” Retorted Burdaux. “Ajubis. It’s a phrase. Like ay! Let’s do this! Ajubis!” Miss Fang dances around in a hip hop fashion. Mr. Burdaux giggled. “What a funny doll ya are.” Said Mr. Burdaux. He handed the young fairy a set of plastic vampire fanger teeth, a Halloween prop. “Now pop these in so that glowing pointy sharp teeth of tears don’t scare the customers.” Said Burdaux. It was fall time and obscure costume store weee the norm this season. “Sure thing, sir” responded Miss Fang. It was Friday, an ultra busy day for the storefront. Many townspeople were shopping for Halloween costumes and props for wild parties. That evening, Mr. Burdaux went to the side room to take a nap. He had showed Miss Fang the ropes and was exhausted from helping the shoppers all day. “Just press this if ya need to wake me up for any reason. And be sure to lock the door with this key; if you can’t come get me and I’ll take care of it” Said Burdaux. “Yes sir! We have a ton of fairy shops in the treehouses. I got this.” Said Miss Fang. “Ajubis” responded Burdaux then he shut the door. Miss Fang blushed, she was fond of her new friend how he cared for her and was the only person that wasn’t spooked of her abnormality to the non-magical creatures. Since Miss Fang felt outcasted from the normal folk, she decided to close the door and turn off the lights. Then she created a little fortress out of feathered dresses, sequin jackets, and fringed coats. “Illumine” Said Miss Fang and hernFamgs gleamed was Ben brighter. Miss Fang was humming a sweet lullaby while assorting the clothing together when the brand new superhero, Lightning Ranger, came strolling down the sidewalk even swifter than a panther. Miss Fang had forgot to lock the front door because she thought no one would enter if the lights were off and she wasn’t ready to explore the Earth that she had landed on through the Aztec portal of The Flying Milly. Only one light in the shop that shined by in the perfect boots for Lightning Ranger enticed him into the store. Once the two finally made acquaintanceship, Lightning Ranger said, “woah! You’re different. Different like me” as he learned into her glowing teeth and tilted his head a little to see if it were some form of prop. Then he smiled. “Well thanks for offering to help. I actually need new shoes and and I saw the most fabulous boots in the window.” Said the mayor. “Wicked!” Said Miss Fang. “But that’s not he only thing you need.” She responded. “Huh? What else do you think I need?” Asked the mayor. “Check this out!”He Shouted and ran through the aisles and flipped the store clothes like a birds wing. Hats went flying. “Woah! Super speedy mayor! You’re incredible. What you need is ansuperhero name! Something like Lightning!” Said Miss Fang. The mayor stopped in his tracks and a gust of wind from his path flew forward. “Yeah, Lightning” He said and then he looked up to pier upon an antique ranger hat. “Lightning Ranger!” He exclaimed. “That’s marvelous, mayor.” Said Miss Fang. “I am actually new to this Thelma and m just trying to blend ya know. So Lightning Ranger and a fairy in an... Earth where people don’t have any magic.” Said Miss Fang. “Hey, you could be my sidekick. Little fairy. Blue Fang!” The mayor said. “Ajubis!” Said Miss Fang as she spun around in excitement. The End!