The Four Letter Word

It’s only a measly four-letter word. Hint: It begins with an “F.” Hint: It’s an emotion induced by a perceived threat which causes entities to quickly pull far away from it and usually… Continue reading

Read, Read, Read

I love young-adult literature. Here is what I’ve been reading: Divergent by Veronica Roth This is my second “5 out of 5 stars” book I’ve read this semester (yes, Divergent was just as… Continue reading

Music = Life

Baby I was Born This Way Music sings to me. It always has and it always will. As a fetus, my parents must have sung to me. From toddler-times to twenty-year-old times, I have… Continue reading


FACTION QUIZ 1. You most want your friends and family to  see you as someone who… A. Is willing to make sacrifices and help anyone in need. B. Is liked by everyone. C.… Continue reading

(Un)Happy Spring

Birds chirp, fresh air invigorates, flowers bloom INNOCENCE  JUSTICE Sweet smells quickly turn sour   HORROR Emmett Till was 14 years old when he was lynched REMEMBRANCE. THOUGHTS. I LOVE YOU. BE CAREFUL.… Continue reading

The Line

Black and White by Paul Volponi “There was nothing between us now, except for the line that separates black and white. Only I couldn’t tell if it had been there from the beginning.”… Continue reading

6 Steps to Foster Student Motivation in Reading Class

The teaching profession is the best profession known to man. No other profession can offer adults the opportunity to mold, shape, and change the lives of youth day after day. Although educators have… Continue reading


Will Grayson, Will Grayson follows a handful of kids as they journey through the unknown depths of high school. Coincidentally, the two main characters’ names are both Will Grayson (hence Will Grayson, Will… Continue reading

Graphic Novels: Book Talk

Welcome to the new wave of Young Adult Literature…GRAPHIC NOVELS! Breaking Down by Petrucha & Parker Frankenstein by Brigit Viney Creepy Creatures by R.L. Stine American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Let’s Talk about Books!

Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke and Pretty Little Devils by Nancy Holder