Author Archives: Mrs.N

Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel: A Novel by Sara Farizan Sara Farizan does an amazing job of capturing high school romantic angst; from the unrequited crush to the captivating newcomer, from misread signs to the one who’s … Continue reading

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The Summer I Wasn’t Me

The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi We’ve probably all familiar with the premise teen goes to camp and falls in love. But The Summer I Wasn’t Me offers a very different twist as the camp in question is a religious … Continue reading

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Where Do You Find Love?

Like many teens, I liked reading about love. I loved the classics: Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, Anne and Gilbert, Betsy Ray and Joe Willard. You see, I’m old enough that YA wasn’t really a thing the way it is … Continue reading

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Inside Out and Back Again

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai For Ha, the staggering loss of leaving her home and her father, the indignity of life on a refugee ship, the struggle to find her place in a new land are a … Continue reading

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Verdict: Just About My Favorite Book to Read Aloud Ever

Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Zachariah O’Hora I don’t know if I’ve ever been as in love with reading a book aloud as I am with this one. Read alouds were always my strength as a teacher … Continue reading

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Reading Rut

Somewhere over the past few months, I got off track.  At first, reading, writing and processing were just physically too much, the casualties of my body needing to do all of its work recovering and none of its work actually … Continue reading

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How to Read Greenglass House, A Guide

Greenglass House by Kate Milford Step 1: Purchase Greenglass House.  Go to your local indie bookstore or click on the link and order it, but it’s best to own it.  That way you can read it at the perfect moment … Continue reading

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What’s Happening

So.  November didn’t exactly turn out to be as bookish as I’d hoped.  And that is in no way the fault of the subject I chose.  I have lots of great books about Native American characters out from the library. … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III Illustrated by Jim Yellowhawk Author Joseph Marshall III is an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota tribe. In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse is an exciting journey through history, as … Continue reading

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Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, which could not be better timing as far as I’m concerned.  I’ve been avidly following recommendations from Debbie Reese, who writes over at American Indians in Children’s Literature.  Before last month, I had reviewed … Continue reading

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