Category Archives: Reading

YA Fiction

The Rule of Three. (2014). Eric Walters Prolific writer Eric Walters never fails to surprise. “A person can last 3 minutes without air, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food.” What happens when the internet shuts down? Not just … Continue reading

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Rose Under Fire, 2013

A plucky female protagonist, an experienced pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary during WW II, makes a bad flight decision and ends up being grounded by the Luftwaffe and sent to the notorious concentration camp, Ravensbrueck, where she befriends a … Continue reading

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Wonder of Reading Event at John Oliver Secondary

  These well-known characters greeted 900 elementary students visiting John Oliver on September 25, 2013 for their outstanding Wonder of Reading Day. The Giving Tree was built in the gym and a video of Shel Silverstein’s poem shown on the … Continue reading

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YA for soccer fans

Self-admittedly, I am a soccer fanatic.  I have watched my children play at Select/Metro levels for over 15 years. I subscribe to cable television only once every four years in order to watch the World Cup.  I have risen at … Continue reading

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YA Literature

Wounded by Eric Walters, 2009 There is hardly any topic that Eric Walters has not written about. This one deals with a returning soldier from Afghanistan and the effects of his tour of duty on himself and his family.  He … Continue reading

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New YA Literature

Time for my Fall posts of what I’ve read recently. Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter, Non-fiction par excellence. A gruelling tale of life in the foster care system in the south eastern United States.  You may think … Continue reading

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New Reads for Adolescents

Many more books to add since last post. Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them. (1999). The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell Obviously not a new book and … Continue reading

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