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FENCES by August Wilson: A Consideration

I have to admit that as a teacher August Wilson is an acquired taste.  I like to expose my students to different genres, and so I am always looking for plays that are appropriate and meaningful. 504 more words

YA Literature

The Slaves of Socorro: a great story needs a great trailer

Many of our boys love John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice series and its spin-off the Brotherband series

This year we have had many students enjoying #4 in the series “ 156 more words


Monday Reading Recommendation

Today’s Recommendation: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

Summary from Goodreads:

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison.

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Updates: Reading, Writing & Running

READING: After giving up on The Portrait of a Lady, I went back to my shelves and selected Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. I’m happy to report I read the entire novel and, when I was able to push aside my prejudice against authors who explain-explain-explain their characters’ emotional landscapes, found myself pulled into the story. 369 more words

What I'm Reading: YA gets topical in Thirteen Reasons Why

In Summary: Great premise, OK execution. And by virtue my lengthy critique here, we have to tip our hats to the fact that it’s a book worth a full review, whatever its issues. 1,338 more words


Chapter 2 - About books that aren't just for young adults

When the entry level books have become easy to read and books become more about the story, when the words don’t have to be carefully selected to avoid difficult spellings and we don’t need anyone next to us to help with unknown words, that’s when the true reading begins. 818 more words


The Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare

For a few weeks now, I’ve been trying to adequately express to others how this is the best YA series that I’ve read in a very long time. 585 more words