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“Held”

Held by Edeet Ravel   Chloe Mills is living every high school student’s dream. She’s in Greece with her best friend in a summer volunteer program. She and Angie rarely argue, but after a disagreement with Angie, Chloe decides to … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: Common Core: Nonfiction: “Missoula”

Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer  Missoula, Montana is a college town and just about everyone there loves the University of Montana Grizzlies football team. Yet in the early 2010’s, the team was … Continue reading

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Quick Reads: “Dead End in Norvelt”

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos    What an entertaining mix of fact and fiction about growing up in a small town. Founded by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt during the Great Depression, by the early 1960’s, Norvelt is dying … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “Out There”

Note: I wrote this for the Inlandia Institute blog (which is published on the Press-Enterprise website) and as an article for the Press-Enterprise book section this Sunday. I’m reposting here because I think teens will enjoy Out There. While this … 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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“Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”

   Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz When they meet and Dante teaches Aristotle to swim, they laugh over their classical names—their pocho names, they think, because are real Mexicans named after philosophers … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Day Reading: “The Yellow Birds”

    The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers “The war tried to kill us in the spring.” “Then, in summer, the war tried to kill us as the heat blanched all color from the plains.” ‘The war had killed thousands by … Continue reading

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