Tag Archives: autobiography

Adult Books: Memoir: “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened”

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson   Jenny Lawson grew up in Wall, Texas, a small rural town that it was her goal to escape. Just as in many such tales, we find that in adulthood, the author … Continue reading

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Common Core: Nonfiction: “A Curious Mind”

A Curious Mind: the Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman Brian Grazer is the producer of many well-known films (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Grinch, Splash) and  some TV series (24 is the best known). … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: Autobiography: “Lone Survivor”

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson Marcus Luttrell has trained his entire life to arrive at the moment when he and three fellow members of Navy SEAL Team 10 creep along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in search of a … Continue reading

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“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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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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Adult Books for Teens: Biography: “The Los Angeles Diaries”

  The Los Angeles Diaries: A Memoir by James Brown James Brown begins with that phenomenon of nature that all of us here in the Inland Empire know: the Santa Ana winds. We’ve seen the uprooted trees and downed powerlines … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: Biography: “No Easy Day”

No Easy Day: The Autobiography of a Navy SEAL by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden As you read the sub-sub title above, you know why this book has been … Continue reading

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