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The Hate U Give

We have a guest post from my student Alyssa T.! From Amazon: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the … Continue reading The Hate U Give

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

We have a guest post from my student Alex S.! From Amazon: Celebrity scientist Tyson's profound intellect is matched by his charm and wit. In this slim title, he attempts to explain some of the most complex astrophysics concepts in layman's terms. Readers should be prepared for a challenging yet edifying experience from the get-go: … Continue reading Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Me and Earl and The Dying Girl

We have a guest post today from Addison M., a student in my class! From Amazon: It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he's figured it out. The answer to the basic existential question: How is it possible to exist … Continue reading Me and Earl and The Dying Girl

Beauty Queens

From Amazon: From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, a desert island classic. Survival. Of the fittest. The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream Pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, … Continue reading Beauty Queens

The Keepers: The Box and the Dragonfly

Today we have a guest post from a student of mine, Bailey P.! From Amazon: Experience the fantastic adventure filled with magical objects, secret sects, and life as we know it on the line! Mixing magic and physics, Ted Sanders has created an epic story that has the feel of classic fantasy but twists it … Continue reading The Keepers: The Box and the Dragonfly

GLIMPSE

From Amazon: This stunning and PEN Award–winning novel of triumph over trauma is a “page-turner for Ellen Hopkins fans” (Kirkus Reviews). In one moment it is over. In one moment it is gone. Twelve-year-old Hope’s life is turned upside down when her older sister, Lizzie, becomes an elective mute and is institutionalized after trying to … Continue reading GLIMPSE

speak: the graphic novel

From Amazon: The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel. "Speak up for yourself―we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless―an outcast―because … Continue reading speak: the graphic novel