Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi  Coming of age is always difficult, but especially during a time like the Islamic Revolution of Iran. This book would appeal to YA readers and adult readers alike. I could also see it being used in a high school history class.

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Coming of age is always difficult, but especially during a time like the Islamic Revolution of Iran. This book would appeal to YA readers and adult readers alike. I could also see it being used in a high school history class.

“This book, part narrative, part graphic novel, should be read by everyone from middle school to adult! Kurlansky, a former commercial fisherman, is the author of the very popular non-fiction books Cod and Salt. He knows the ocean and speaks for all species, including humans, as he appeals to all of us to know where the fish on our plate come from. He weaves ecology, evolution, human history, as well as human folly, together in a format that is both accessible and compelling.”  -- Dianne…

“This book, part narrative, part graphic novel, should be read by everyone from middle school to adult! Kurlansky, a former commercial fisherman, is the author of the very popular non-fiction books Cod and Salt. He knows the ocean and speaks for all species, including humans, as he appeals to all of us to know where the fish on our plate come from. He weaves ecology, evolution, human history, as well as human folly, together in a format that is both accessible and compelling.” -- Dianne…

Bone – "...villains in real life, and they don't always wear black capes and black hats. Sometimes they're dressed like authority figures. And kids need to know that it's important to question them," says Judith Platt.

Too Graphic? 2014 Banned Books Week Celebrates Challenged Comics

Bone – "...villains in real life, and they don't always wear black capes and black hats. Sometimes they're dressed like authority figures. And kids need to know that it's important to question them," says Judith Platt.

Research writing portfolio for upper middle and high school English!

Writing a Research Paper PORTFOLIO: Grades 8-12 EDITABLE

One of Andersen's most widely read novels, not for the faint of heart. This deals with some very heavy but important topics for teens..

One of Andersen's most widely read novels, not for the faint of heart. This deals with some very heavy but important topics for teens..

Loudoun County Public Library : Understanding comics. by McCloud, Scott

Loudoun County Public Library : Understanding comics. by McCloud, Scott

July 4th has come and gone, which means my mind has turned to school. I’ve got a busy month ahead of me…working at a community camp in Hesston, APSI training in Tulsa, a family reunion …

Ideas for 2014-2015 classroom (from Pinterest!)

July 4th has come and gone, which means my mind has turned to school. I’ve got a busy month ahead of me…working at a community camp in Hesston, APSI training in Tulsa, a family reunion …

THANK YOU. Middle school and even high school appropriate classroom management ideas that are practical, useful, and boost economy of effort for teachers and students. Oh, joy, finally a resource that calls my name! So many excellent ideas for a professional, mature yet functioning, fun, and learning-filled classroom!

THANK YOU. Middle school and even high school appropriate classroom management ideas that are practical, useful, and boost economy of effort for teachers and students. Oh, joy, finally a resource that calls my name! So many excellent ideas for a professional, mature yet functioning, fun, and learning-filled classroom!

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