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SCIENCE & LIT: The Last Survivors Trilogy + a Mobile Moon!

If you have not read The Last Survivors Trilogy - it is one of my absolute FAVORITE (and terrifying) YA series I've every read. From wikipe…

Started by Ryan Goble

0 Oct 20, 2015

ARTICLE: Where Have All the Tomboys Gone?

Interesting (as it also links to children's fiction)... Read the full story at the New York Times HERE.

Started by Ryan Goble

0 Oct 15, 2015

ARCHIVES: ‘Animal Farm’: What Orwell Really Meant

Great bit from the NY Review of Books ... 

Started by Ryan Goble

0 Aug 19, 2015

BLOGS: Censorship, Inequities and Injustices in Children's Books

The Bank Street Center for Children's Literature (in NYC) runs an excellent blog. Last week they ran a four part series that was filled wit…

Started by Ryan Goble

0 Aug 19, 2015

CASE STUDY: Should You Sell That Book?

I think kids would actually enjoy discussing this case study, but it would also be great fodder for grad courses on YA lit or culturally re…

Started by Ryan Goble

0 Aug 2, 2015

ARTICLE: In Football, Reading Between the Lines

This is a short must (and very teachable) read from OZY. A sampler... OK, now you must finish this...

Started by Ryan Goble

0 Dec 16, 2014

RESEARCH: Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Still Read Fiction

From the NYTimes... Read the whole blog HERE and see also RESEARCH: Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write

Started by Ryan Goble

0 Dec 15, 2014

PODCAST: That's Democracy - Radio Theatre from 'The Truth'

From Radiotopia's podcast 'The Truth,' this is a bit violent but a wonderful companion to 'The Lottery' or any discussion of war or represe…

Started by Ryan Goble

0 Nov 27, 2014

OP-ED: Reading Is About More Than 'Evidence' aka the problem with CCSS RS #1

I liked this op-ed in ed week - it could be titled "the big problem with CCSS reading standard #1."  Here is a cool excerpt... What does th…

Started by Ryan Goble

0 Nov 21, 2014

ARTICLE: The Hunger Games' Roots in The Classics

Of the new Hunger Games film, Barry Strauss, a professor of history and classics writes "we shouldn’t ignore the deeper themes of the tale,…

Started by Frank W. Baker

0 Nov 16, 2014

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