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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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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