Recently, Laurie Halse Anderson (@halseanderson) connected a few people with a teacher on Twitter who wanted to be better at recommending books to all of his classes and to foster a love of learning. @halseanderson is definitely someone who I admire. She walks the walk. She owns, controls and uses her privilege and for good.… Read More On Reading Habits
Title: Boy EverywhereAuthor: A. M. DassuDate: Tu Books, 2021Main character: Sami al-Hafez Sami’s mother is a school principal, and his father is a doctor. His friends’ parents drive Bentleys. His family has a chauffeur. Sami has his own iPad, and cell phone, and he’s ready for those Adidas Predators to accompany the Air Jordans in… Read More review: Boy Everywhere
Title: Young Adult Literature from Romance to Realism (4th edition) Author: Michal Cart Date: ALA Neal-Shuman; 2022 I wouldn’t have read Michael Cart’s Young Adult Literature from Romance to Realism had I not been considering it for a class. It’s that consideration that highlights the weakness of the book for me. Had I been reading… Read More Review: Young Adult Literature from Romance to Realism
When do you consider summer to be over? Is it when students go back to school? When you have to start wearing a jacket? Or, like me is it 22 September, the first day of the autumnal equinox? I’ll be in Alaska when the seasons change and hope to see spectacular Northern Lights. No matter… Read More End of Summer??
Back to school. I never get tired of saying that even though I know not all teachers are excited. The lack of support from administrators and community members has been illuminated in these Covid years but, I know most of these teachers care so much about their students, that they’ll still manage to give their… Read More Sunday Morning Reads