Monarch Butterflies was a multi-dimensional book that should be welcome in any elementary or home school classroom. It is also an excellent selection for parents to have in their home library to support their child’s learning. From the beautiful art to all of the details on the development of the monarch butterfly, this book captures […]
This book is everything that I wish existed when my brother and I were growing up! As I read this with my four year old son, he saw himself on every page, exclaiming “That’s me Mommy! Wait turn back! That’s me when I get my skateboard Mommy!” All of the images – from when the […]
It isn’t often that I finish an entire poetry book in one sitting. But Say Her Name was so powerful and heartbreaking and uplifting that I had no choice, because it spoke to my spirit. I read this for the first time in June 2020 and it was the balm I needed at that moment […]
A colleague of mine recommended this to me and I am so glad that I listened to her. There was so much pain and emotion, yet so much power in this short little novel. Sixteen year old Will walks every night as he processes through the grief of losing his father to suicide. You immediately […]
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The start of this book is what caught me. It wasn’t long into it that I realized that despite Leigh, the main character, denying any connection to William Faulkner that she was indeed wrong. Emily X.R. Pan took Faulkner’s technique to the next level. I loved the structure of this story that goes from the […]
“That’s a very serious accusation.” A girl walks into her principal’s office and reveals that her boyfriend, a well-liked athlete, has been hitting her and she wants it to stop. Her proof, a black eye from that weekend. But the abuse started three months earlier, which begs the question “what kind of girl lets it […]
Welcome book lovers and lovers of books! One of my favorite activities is to drink hot cocoa and read a good book. I have learned to adapt my approaches to reading during my journey of growth and transition from a single woman to a super busy mother of three little ones. The following are my three approaches […]