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SAY WHAAAT!? · 1M 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!? · 2M 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!? · 2M 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!? · 6M 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!? · 6M 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!? · 6M 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!? · 6M 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!? · 6M 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!? · 6M 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!? · 6M 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...