Isolation Book Recs

While we collectively shelter in place, I’ll post one book recommendation a day, every day, until this whole weird nightmare is over. Expect a mix of new releases, old favorites, genre, literary, and plenty of YA and middle grade titles for the kids out of school. Tuesday, March 24th The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John…

A Summer to Read: Ch. 2

So it’s August. The twilight of summer. This week I had a two-day professional development session for the upcoming school year, and while it was valuable training and a wonderful chance to collaborate with my amazing colleagues, I couldn’t help feeling rather depressed by the end of it. “Well that’s it. Summer’s over,” I kept…

A Summer to Read: Ch. 1

Has anyone ever read that book A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry? When I was a kid we’d go to the public library once every couple weeks and I’d load up on paperbacks from the Young Readers section, eager to lose myself in a new book. No doubt the attention-grabbing title is what first…

Spring Break Book Recs

My students (current and former) came through again with some great recommendations for anyone hoping to get lost in a book this Spring Break. Since I know that includes ALL of you, I’ll waste no time getting to the list. Happy reading!   The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes “It is an inspiring autobiography…