Category Archives: Biography/Memoir

“Hyperbole and a Half”

Hyperbole and a Half:  Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things that Happened  by Allie Brosh This fun and sometimes poignant book of wacky comics and weird life lessons is taken from the author’s blog. I’d never seen the … Continue reading

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The Ontario Teen Book Fest is in March!

  March 21, 2015 9 AM-5 PM Colony High.

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Adult Books for Teens: “Yes Please!”

Yes Please! by Amy Poehler If you think that arriving at stardom just consists of lucky breaks—or tossing your screenplay onto the lap of a sleeping star during air travel—then you need the reality check of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please! … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: “Lucky”

Lucky by Alice Sebold I’m guessing that you already know that “lucky” is a relative term. Alice Sebold’s memoir could easily have been titled Unlucky. When she was eighteen years old and a college freshman at Syracuse University, Sebold was … Continue reading

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Common Core: Nonfiction: “Death’s Acre”

Death’s Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales by Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson A number of students ask for forensic science books because their interest has been piqued by the … Continue reading

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Common Core: Nonfiction: “Little Princes”

Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan In 2004, Conor Grennan had no wife or children, and had saved some money. So he decided to take a year off work and … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: Common Core: “I am Malala”

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb    Don’t miss this one. Malaha Yousafzai is the girl who was shot in the head at point-blank … Continue reading

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