Welcome to my blog about books and the classroom.
A teacher's opinions on YA literature and the state of public education in America.

Interview with Chris Crutcher

Hi, Chris. Thank you so much for agreeing to interview with me. AND thank you for such an awesome YA read! The only other book that has ever evoked that kind of emotion from me was Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (another must-read). Back before … [Continue reading]

Deadline by Chris Crutcher

                                                            Courtesy of www.chriscrutcher.com Deadline Chris Crutcher. 2007. New York, New York: HarperCollins. pp. 316. U.S. $16.99 A coming-of-age story that has the capability to … [Continue reading]

Interview with Jo Knowles

Hi, Jo! It was so important to me to start this process with you, and I'm so appreciative of your willingness to answer my questions. Your book Lessons from a Dead Girl was the first book my former book club (http://moomoobookclub.blogspot.com) … [Continue reading]

Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles

                                                                                       Photo courtesy of Jacketflap.com Jumping Off Swings Jo Knowles. 2009. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press. pp. 230. U.S. $16.99 Jo … [Continue reading]