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What I've Been Reading -- YA Edition

I always feel strange passing judgement on books meant for kids. But my job sometimes demands that I read these books, and I really do enjoy many of them. 938 more words


Review - Rules

I like this book because the topic is so unusual, and I have never read another book which looks this issue directly in the face and addresses it. 189 more words

Teen Fiction

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord- #IMWAYR

Thank you Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee & Ricki at Unleashing Readers for hosting It’s Monday! What are you Reading? Readers across the blogging community connect their latest reading experiences, opening new possibilities for sharing the impact of books on our lives. 673 more words

The Proposal

So I just sent off my proposal for NCTE 15.  I mean, who doesn’t want to be in Minneapolis in November!? It’s hard thinking about where I might be professionally 11 months from now and what might be relevant for other educators at that time.  525 more words


‘People say it’s better to know the truth, but what if the ending’s a bad one? Is it still better to know? Or is it kinder to keep that string of hope dangling?

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A Handful of Stars Book Vine

I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to read Cynthia Lord’s upcoming book A Handful of Stars this weekend. Due out in May from… 818 more words

RULES By: Cynthia Lord *SPOILERS*

Hey staircase-climbers!! It’s Julia.

So I read this book called Rules by Cynthia Lord. Yes, it is a children’s book, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a tear-jerker! 352 more words