I’m thinking about picking up Ari’s Male Monday Meme and I’m going to try it out today by working with my readers to identify POC males who write for middle school boys. It’s turning into a challenging start! I do find that middle school boys probably have the most eclectic taste in reading on the… Read More MaleMonday
book review: Ninth Ward author: Jewell Parker Rhodes publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; August 16, 2010 main character: Lanesha middle grade fiction synopsis: Abandoned by her peers because of her ability to see spirits, Lanesha longs for connection despite the strong love of her adopted grandmother, Mama Ya-Ya. As hurricane Katrina approaches and… Read More book review: Ninth Ward
Things that have perplexed me this week: Glen Beck intense coverage of Hurricane Katrina, but not the flooding in Pakistan oil spill? what oil spill? why I cannot win at Words with Friends judging for the Cybils educators who don’t know Powerpoint school restructuring and what really needs to change to create effective urban high… Read More SundayMorningReads
I’m complaining about 90 degrees again with no rain in site, yet I’ll get my errands done while driving in my air conditioned car to buy whatever food I want to eat and return to my air conditioned home to read, watch television and wash and dry clothes in machines. Perhaps I’ll meet my sister… Read More Giving Up!
I think we spend so many years in school that as fall rolls around, we feel like we should be beginning something. I remember years ago when I stayed at home with my children, I felt that way in the fall. It was unsettling until I realized why I felt the urge to do something… Read More SundayMorningReads