Wise Words

“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make…

Summer Reading

What better time to grab a book, prop your feet up, and delve into a great story. Here is a list of some books to accompany you on your travels, to join you on the beach, or to curl up with in the comfort of your own home. The Fault in our Stars by  John…

Book Review: If You Kiss a Boy

If you Kiss a Boy is a short story in the anthology 13: Thirteen Stories That Capture the Agony and Ecstasy of Being Thirteen edited by James Howe. This book of bildungsromans is a must read for Middle School Students.

Book Review: Uprooted

Uprooted is a short story in the anthology Fifteen Candles:15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and other Quinceanera Stories.  This peak into Being a displaced teen is written by Nanette Guadiano-Campos.

The Struggle

Depict how a character faces the “struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community.” You may choose Arnold Spirit from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian or you may choose another character from this unit (including House on Mango Street). Create a piece of artwork that expresses the particular…