FILE – Queen Elizabeth II stands on the balcony during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant at the Buckingham Palace in London on June 5, 2022, on the last of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Frank Augstein AP
When Fort Worth elementary school librarian Mindy Selby arrived at work Thursday morning, she hadn’t heard the news that Queen Elizabeth II was “under medical supervision” at Balmoral Castle. Hours later, Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement that Britain’s longest-serving monarch had died at 96. “Once the news hit today, I began weeding my books showing Elizabeth as current UK monarch,” Selby said Thursday. Selby, who works at Hubbard Heights Elementary, used the moment as a “mini-lesson” for students on how libraries have to be refreshed whenever major historical events occur. “Otherwise I am not giving them correct information,” she said. She expects more questions once the students have time to process and hear more about the historic event over the weekend.
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