Thoughts on Middle Grade books to read aloud

As a Classroom Case Manager at a small alternative school in Vermont, my job might be a little different than you might imagine. I'm a part of these kids daily school days, from helping them settle in in the morning and get a balanced breakfast to tying their shoes. I teach social skills, DBT, read … Continue reading Thoughts on Middle Grade books to read aloud

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Crazy Rich Asians ~ Kevin Kwan

Rating: 3.5/5 I read Crazy Rich Asians as part of a buddy read with some friends on Instagram. I feel like our group is a good mix of fun and analysis, and books like these, although they may be lighter reads, still have plenty of heavy conversation to spark. Nick and Rachel travel to Singapore … Continue reading Crazy Rich Asians ~ Kevin Kwan

Black History in its Own Words ~ Ronald Wimberly

History and art are the perfect companions, as demonstrated by this collection of illustrations. Wimberly began this with just 8 illustrations for a publication during Black History Month in 2015, and continued the series over the next few years. He's created this compilation in this lovely printed and bound book, and the effect is stunning. … Continue reading Black History in its Own Words ~ Ronald Wimberly