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Nonfiction: Common Core: “The Sociopath Next Door”

The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout   Something that has always interested me about people who are charismatic is how often they turn out to be evil. In school, we all learn this about dictators–watch film of them mesmerizing … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: “Breathing Underwater”

Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn   Nick is in court, facing a restraining order. He tells the judge that he never hit his girlfriend, Caitlin. The judge isn’t buying it. And it’s a good thing, too, because in the journal that … Continue reading

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