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Little Fires Everywhere  by Celeste Ng (Goodreads Author) Shaker Heights could be any suburb anywhere . The rules, cliques, routines, expectations and conformity are embodied by Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, who happen to own a duplex they rent out to Mia, a free-spirited artist, and her young daughter, Pearl....

[caption id="attachment_700" align="alignnone" width="300"] Madhuri Vijay, The Far FieldPublisher: Grove Press[/caption] The Far Field, a novel by Madhuri Vijay If you’re looking for a well-developed critique of Indian class prejudice, you will undoubtedly appreciate this novel’s engaging plunge into the depths of political upheaval in Kashmir....

I can’t believe I just finished reading an entire book about algorithms.  As a retired English teacher and adjunct instructor, I’ve got plenty of time to indulge in any kind of reading I want to do.  Now, I can read all of Shakespeare again, maybe...

  I Let You Go begins with a chilling accident, the death of a young child. Jenna Gray leaves the scene of the accident and moves to a seaside town on the Welsh coast. There is an unexpected twist and a very detailed narrative from the...

Use this PowerPoint to engage young readers before reading, Will You Sit on My Porch?  Everyone has a pumpkin tale, why not tell yours? Click on the link below.  Enjoy! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1s-1Xsyp63jY-jiMCmLhFE_B1s8FW1yloAc2BPpmK-Ww/edit#slide=id.g35105f6228_0_35  ...

New English language learners are often intimidated by books that are read by native speakers.  However, reading from an ESL-designated list is not always the best way to find a great book.  Here is a list of books students have found to be enjoyable and...

Autism is on the rise in our society and a diagnosis can really overwhelm a family, especially if their child is the only one in class who has been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. Although Benjamin Ludwig’s novel, Ginny Moon is not clinical...

168 Hours You Have More Hours Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam       Who doesn’t want more time?  This very detailed book is a great read for anyone who wants to rule the world or become a champion.  For people like me, with considerably less ambitious aspirations, it...