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Kayla Bloom7 days ago
Multicultural Children's Literacy Collection
It is rather difficult to find suitably diverse books to include in a classroom collection. Many common children’s books are written from a western, Anglo-American point of view. How do we include mor...
Sam Bridge17 days ago
The Controversy of 'Lord of the Flies'
On September 17, 1954, the British publishing company Faber and Faber Limited published Lord of the Flies, by English author William Golding. It did not sell well in its early years, but later went on...
Airika Lewis4 months ago
The Evolution of Hamlet’s State of Mind
A teenager’s state of mind is not always as stable as it can be while going through a disastrous event, or even puberty. Everyone reacts differently when placed in bad situations. William Shakespeare’...
Crysta Coburn4 months ago
Graphic Novel Adaptations by Gareth Hinds and Candlewick Press
I am continuously surprised when parents discourage their children from reading by refusing to let them read comics. Many adults that I talk to profess to dislike reading books because they hated what...
Gwenyth Scotta year ago
Five Assigned Reading Books You Shouldn't Skip
No one likes assigned reading; it’s okay to admit it. A lot of the time they are boring and drone on and on and on. Each page is a chore! However, my rebellious "I'm not going to read this and you can...
Ryan Witta year ago
10 Classic Pieces of Literature That Everyone Forgot
Even with some classic literature taking a tech turn, the sheer amount of classic literature wasted on youth across the United States is disheartening, to say the least. I know for a fact that, while ...
Dr. Ethan Levi2 years ago
Best Required Reading Books of All Time
There are countless books that could easily have made this list (i.e. 1984 by George Orwell, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer, etc.), but we j...
Joseph Farley2 years ago
Essential Books That Every College Student Should Read
In high school, many of us read the same books or worked from a similar reading list, and there is a good reason for this: these books have had a large impact on society and its functions. These books...
Cato Conroy2 years ago
Best Books for Teachers of Every Grade
Teachers touch so many lives, and can often be the heroes that keep kids from ruining their futures. The right teacher can be the blessing kids need to become someone later in life, and that's why we ...
Liz Lavery2 years ago
Ten Books Everyone Should Read
These books touched me in some way, either negatively or positively. All of these are great. Whether you have seen them on previous lists or not, this is strictly my opinion. *= Not for children or th...
Sarah McBride2 years ago
Why We Shouldn't Kill The Mockingbird
Recently, the news broke that a Mississippi school has removed Harper Lee's classic, To Kill A Mockingbird, from its 8th-grade reading list. The reason? Its use of sensitive language is making student...