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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

The passing of Marguerite Annie Johnson (better known as Maya Angelou) in May of 2014 was devastating; not only did we lose a creative genius, but we lost a sister, mother, friend, beloved author, and poet. 487 more words


On stage directions and encouragement.

<My students were wrapping up reading the fight scene today, complete with dying and pool noodles.>
“Uh, Miss, do I actually touch my sword?”
“Yeah, girl! Work that noodle!”

Stuff High Schoolers Say

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

I have just finished reading this short story by a 19th century American writer.

Written in New England, in 1882, it follows the writer’s struggles with depression in an open manner that could just have well been written in the modern day. 84 more words


Book Corner: What are you reading today?

Here’s a space to tell the club what you’re currently reading. You’re welcome to use the comments below.

No pressure, of course! But if you’re feeling social, here’s a space to tell us about your latest classic. 33 more words

Classic Literature

Book Review: 'The Great Gatsby' - F. Scott Fitzgerald

This book gave me chills, quite simply. There is nothing better than reading a passage in a great book and realising you are privileged to read those words. 375 more words