In Sarah Parrish's second-grade classroom, the colors are loud, but the kids are quiet.
It's Thursday morning. Her students sit at their desks, reading to themselves. Books about Ramona and Junie B. Jones. Mystery books, fantasy books ...
Marisa Sotelino has just finished Horse Diaries #3: Koda. She grins when asked about it, showing a mouthful of light green braces.
"It's interesting to see other people, or animals' point of view," she explains, "because, well, you can't be a different person."