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Adult Books for Teens: Biography: “Breaking Night”

     Breaking Night by Liz Murray  Being the child of drug addicts makes for a life both frightening and weird. There’s no stability, the strangers in house can be anyone, including child sexual predators. And the parents themselves are pretty … 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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More new biography and memoir

So–I’m defining biography and memoir a little loosely here, but I think teachers would love to have you read any of these books. And you’ll find empathy, outrage, inspiration and courage through your reading. Enjoy! We All Fall Down by … Continue reading

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“Trainspotting” Student Reviews 2009

The following review of  “Trainspotting” by Irvine Welsh was written by COHS student Nicole A. Genre: Fiction Pages: 348 This novel is the tale of a group of  Scottish heroin addicts, mainly a man named Renton. Similar to “Joy Luck … Continue reading

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