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SAY WHAAAT!? · 5M ago

How a Kid Who Didn’t Read a Book Until He Was 17 Grew Up to Become a Literary Star by Nora Krug

All it takes is the right book to get students hooked on reading or in Reynolds' case, a rap album with incredible lyrics.Reposted from The Washington PostBy Nora Krug October 23 Young Adult...
SAY WHAAAT!? · 6M ago

This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis - Book Trailer

I'm so excited for this book! "Phantom Heart" the short story beginnings of Mindy McGinnis' upcoming novel, This Darkness Mine," appears in the anthology, Among the Shadows:13 Stories of Dar...
SAY WHAAAT!? · 6M ago

Reading by Example: What Kids Learn About Books from Watching You by Edward Viljoen

During a family gathering last month, my five-year old cousin, in all seriousness asked, "Step, why you don't have no books no more?" Suppressing laughter, I replied, "I do have books, plent...
SAY WHAAAT!? · 10M ago

It's Read-A-Thon Time!

It's April and April means Dewey's 24-Hour Read-A-Thon! Dewey's 24-Hour Read-A-Thon is a bi-annual event and is held in April and October. I participated in my first RaT last April and I'm s...
SAY WHAAAT!? · 10M ago

Review: Compulsion (Heirs of Watson Island #1)

Martina Boone. New York: Simon Pulse, 2014. Ebook.Rating: DecentGoodreads Summary: Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse. All her life, Barrie Watson had been a virtual prisoner i...
SAY WHAAAT!? · 10M ago

Review: The Education of Margot Sanchez

Lilliam Rivera. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2017.Rating: DecentGoodreads Summary: Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming-of-age novel about dy...
SAY WHAAAT!? · 10M ago

My Favorite Word by Nikki Grimes

Love this post! Reposted from the Nerdy Book Club.MY FAVORITE WORD BY NIKKI GRIMESPOSTED BY CBETHM ON JANUARY 4, 2017 IN AUTHOR POSTSAt a recent school visit, a student posed a wonderful qu
SAY WHAAAT!? · 10M ago

Review: The Cure for Dreaming

Cat Winters. New York: Amulet Books, 2014.  352 pp.Rating: Striking "Think of your future sons and daughters. Think how much better your childhood would have been if your mother had accepted...
SAY WHAAAT!? · 10M ago

How Many Lives Does A Book Live?

Yesterday, I was sorting through a box of children's books a co-worker had given me. Almost all of the books had a name scribbled inside the front cover. These names were of individuals who ...
SAY WHAAAT!? · 10M ago

Thinking to Inking: Pick Up Your Pen And Write. Your Voice Matters.

Reblogged from Thinking to Inking My comment on this post: Yes, all of this! Despite everything else I was feeling this morning, I woke up determined. Stacy, your post put into words my atti...