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Warning: This post may be of no interest to anyone but myself. Here is my annual reflection on what I read in the past year, with a Top 16 for ’16, a list I may find myself disagreeing with by … Continue reading
Bluesman Robert Johnson wasn’t the only musician to go down to the crossroads and make a deal with the devil. In Jennifer Mason-Black’s Devil and the Bluebird, 17-year-old Blue Riley takes her guitar and meets up with the red-haired woman … Continue reading
Here are a few titles that I’ve enjoyed recently. Those most likely to appeal to older students are near the top, with those geared toward younger readers toward the end. The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner “It’s like I’m … Continue reading
Here are four books that will be great additions to high school libraries and classrooms. Each can work as independent reading or as texts shared by a larger number of students. If you’re making a list of summer reading suggestions, … Continue reading
As part of my service as a judge for the 2015 Cybils Awards in the Graphics category, I’ve been reading a lot of YA and middle-grade graphic novels. Here are some thoughts about a few of them. More to come! … Continue reading
Nerdy Book Clubbers can celebrate: Jo Knowles has a new book! And it’s really good! Read Between the Lines, Jo’s sixth novel, gives us a son bullied by his father, a girl suddenly ignored by her friends, the embarrassed children … Continue reading
I’m writing this on Monday morning, back at school after an exhilarating time at the 2012 National Council of Teachers of English conference in Las Vegas. That conference provided me with several glimpses of the future. Those glimpses are in … Continue reading
As regular visitors here know, my students read books of their own choosing every day for the first ten minutes of class. Then they write blog posts about those books, and they write comments on each other’s book blog posts. This … Continue reading