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Shifting Sands: Life in the Times of Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad (2014), by Kathy Lowinger

This review was first published in Resource Links Magazine, “Canada’s national journal devoted to the review and evaluation of Canadian English and French resources for children and young adults.” It appears in volume 19.5. 319 more words

Able Readers

Graphic Novel Review: Tomboy

Title/Author: Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince

Genre: Young Adult, Graphic Novel, Nonfiction, Memoir, Diverse Literature

Published: September 2nd, 2014 by Zest Books… 547 more words

Book Review

AACO Middle School Wins Month-Long Computer Coding Contest

MILLERSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — One Anne Arundel County middle school gets a big financial boost to its STEM program. After a month-long statewide contest, the governor hand-delivered a $10,000 check to the school. 320 more words


Out of My Mind, by Sharon Draper

Of all the books my students read in our 4th and 5th grade book club this fall, Out of My Mind was the the favorite.  Sharon Draper, who has a disabled daughter herself, tells a story of a disabled girl who is constantly underestimated and misunderstood but who is extraordinarily smart and determined. 418 more words

Children's Book Recommendations

Get Organized in School!

Many really smart kids cruise through elementary school and then start having problems in middle school due to a lack of organization. They can finagle most things when they are younger just because they are smart and capable, but the work load and information overload in middle school finally stops them in their tracks. 441 more words

Common Core Standards

Two-Voice Poem: Taylor Swift Before and After

By Madison and Madeline, Class of 2019

Old Taylor Both(stated in unison by both speakers) New Taylor 118 more words
Creative Writing