Renee Watson. Wow!

Renee Watson. Wow! I’ve been a fan of Renee Watson since I read her novel, Piecing Me Together (Bloomsbury, 2017). Her young adult novel won the American Library Association’s Coretta Scott King Award. Her novel also was a Newbery Honor title. Frankly, I didn’t know of Watson’s work until she won that award. I was…

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Welcome back faculty! Meet our team

Welcome back faculty! Meet our team   We are thrilled to start the new school year with the most wonderful faculty in the Triad! Angela Anderson returns to continue her inspiring work with our middle school and upper school students. She teaches all core subject areas. “When I was younger, if you told me I…

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Caterpillar Summer.

Caterpillar Summer. A charming summer seaside story for middle graders. Caterpillar Summer is a novel for middle graders written by Gillian McDunn. McDunn takes on family issues of loss, children’s special needs, and extended family dynamics. Cat is the responsible older sister, stepping in to take on more responsibilities – and more and more. Cat…

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The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle. A moving book. Our older son’s English teacher assigned The Glass Castle as their final reading for the spring semester. I had just read Educated, as noted in an earlier blog post, and didn’t relish the idea of reading another story I felt could be overly similar. I was both right and…

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The Crucible.

The Crucible. Our son was assigned Arthur Miller’s classic play about the seventeenth-century Salem witch trials. The timing? His AP US History teacher assigned this reading for spring break. I thought that seemed like a pretty daunting task for spring break. So I decided to read it along with him. I was thinking that if…

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