ALA award winners!

ALA award winners!  Today the American Library Association released its picks for 2020 ALA award winners in youth media. You can read their press release here. What’s new? New Kid, written by Jerry Craft, won the 2020 Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature. Craft’s story also won the Coretta Scott King…

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The Wednesday Wars.

The Wednesday Wars. Shakespeare, running track, Vietnam, cream puffs. I enjoy reading, and I read books from many sources. The online book club Modern Mrs. Darcy has been a good source for me, especially sourcing novels written by a wide range of authors. This fall, that wide range included local author Charlie Lovett and his…

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Reading resolutions.

Reading resolutions. I’ve decided that I’m just not into making another diet or exercise resolution. I’ll make plans for health and wellness, but the resolution part is not for me. At least not in 2020. But reading resolutions? Yes! Reading, however, is a place where I do want to make some resolutions. Some of these…

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Frank Morelli. Local author. Beloved teacher.

Frank Morelli. Local author. Beloved teacher. A few weeks ago I was visiting with the inspiring Gardner Barrier, head of Forsyth Country Day School. Gardner handed me a book, saying “You can thank me later. You’ll love this.” The book was Frank Morelli’s latest novel for middle grade students: Please Return to: Norbert M. Finkelstein. …

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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl. New from local author Stacy McAnulty.

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl. New from local author Stacy McAnulty. In early September, Bookmarks hosted their 15th Festival of Books and Authors. I was excited to see that Renee Watson would speak at the festival, promoting her new book, Some Places More Than Others. I am a fan of Watson’s work after first reading…

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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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