My Day, Monday: The Power of the Graphic Novel

Growing up I had an older brother (still do, actually) who did NOT like to read books. Picking up a book for fun was absolutely unimaginable for him. And then make it a book that was REQUIRED for school? Torture. But it doesn’t mean he didn’t read. His lifeline was comic books. He collected comicContinue reading “My Day, Monday: The Power of the Graphic Novel”

Throw Back Thursdays: Seeking Shakespeare

When I try to remember my high school English experiences, I remember very distinct things about each of my teachers. My 10th grade teacher focused on American literature. I remember we had those anthologies that so many schools use and it used to irritate me that we read such small selections of books. We’d readContinue reading “Throw Back Thursdays: Seeking Shakespeare”

The Red Book by Barbara Lehman

It’s been a house full of sick kids this week. It’s come with the usual stress and worry and extra work, but it also comes with many, many opportunities to read out loud to children who are too tired to run around. I took the chance to go through the bookshelf and pull out someContinue reading “The Red Book by Barbara Lehman”