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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ruta, you have hit a grand slam AGAIN. It was a fascinating story, and mid way through I had to stop and research several things, including the Amber Room, the Amber Swan, the Wilhelm Gustloff, and more! It kind of gave me […]

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In recognition of Banned Books Week which just around the corner, our #CavaliersRead Book Club is reading a highly volatile book, Ellen Hopkins Crank. I would like to set up a Google Hangout for my group, which meets during first lunch at Dorman from 11:33-12:03 ET, just to connect my teens to teens outside our […]

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I haven’t seen the Divergent flick yet, but Kimberly over at Stacked does an awesome job here helping me brace myself for the movie. I may not have noticed book discrepancies as much since it has really been a LONG time since I read the first and even the second installment. That’s another beauty of […]

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UnSouled by Neal Shusterman My rating: 5 of 5 stars View all my reviews   I don’t know how Neal Shusterman is so capable of churning out novels that just suck me right in!! I truly dislike sequels and series, but I now cannot WAIT for the final installment in the Unwind series (er, I […]

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Have you heard about it? If you haven’t seen it, take a look. EW is running a YA book tournament of sorts!! Gee this takes me back to last spring, when I saw where another colleague, then an SLIS intern at neighboring Spartanburg High, was running a similar tournament. I shared it here February 27, and […]

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I just finished planning and preparing for a book talk I’m giving soon.  I am stunned. It’s 29 slides! This is for 5 books, mind you. I had given some thought to creating a Prezi, but opted for a PowerPoint instead.  My collaborating teacher is gearing up for a Romeo & Juliet unit, and she […]

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Our current USC-SLIS intern led a booktalk yesterday for one of our Honors English classes. They are setting up mini book clubs within the class, and each book club has to choose one of the dystopian books from the presented set. I am super impressed with the Prezi despite that I myself don’t enjoy them. […]

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(At the encouragement of my sweet friend JT, I post this.) And the headline read: Pornographic required reading in Knox Schools? Posted by The Knoxville Journal on March 9th, 2012 http://theknoxvillejournal.com/pornographic-required-reading-in-knox-schools/ If you haven’t read it, go ahead, though many can probably guess at the knee-jerk reaction the disgruntled parents and media are clamoring for. My take […]

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