Mwah-ha-ha, my plan for payback is complete! Just kidding - thank you for the comment, Genia. YOU were the inspiration to rethink my baskets - the mini labels on each book are directly from your blog post. Doing away with my leveled baskets felt "daring"; leveled baskets have always been a significant part of my library. But it really is working - my students are now scouring the sub-genre baskets which live on the shelves that formerly held the mostly-ignored leveled baskets. They still find their "just right books," but searching for those books by genre seems to make more sense for my students.
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