Historical fiction for teens.

Historical fiction for teens.  We don’t often search for books of this genre, but with Advanced Placement U.S. History came a requirement to read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s masterpiece, The Scarlet Letter. We bought the book, peeked inside at the style of writing, took a deep breath, and went outside for a hike. But we promised our…

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Adventure books for girls

Adventure books for girls. With young men at home, I don’t read these books very often.  But a perceptive and knowledgeable local guide recommended this book to someone else. Overhearing their conversation, I asked about it. Adventure books we found while traveling Last summer we traveled in lovely Nova Scotia.  We rode bikes and marveled…

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New faculty

New faculty!  Please join us in welcoming Ryan Price to our community at A Step Ahead. Ryan’s background With a BA in Philosophy and a Master’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Ryan is well qualified to work with our middle school and high school students in all subjects.  Ryan specializes in math, chemistry, biology,…

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PBS Great American Read

PBS Great American Read. PBS Great American Read is a new eight-part series spotlighting America’s 100 best-loved novels.  American voters chose these top novels in a national survey.  We are providing a link to the series and timing here.  The fall kickoff is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11, at 8pm. Though we were aware of the…

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Teen science fiction.

Teen science fiction.  Hello summer reading! Ender’s Game Our youngest son was assigned this science-fiction novel for summer reading prior to starting 9th grade in August.  Bill saw the movie with our other son, and Cynthia generally reads the summer books with our boys, so this one feels like a natural.  Before getting started, though,…

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Summer intern. Welcome, Katie!

Summer intern Celine Olcott joined us for the months of May and June. Celine graduated from Wake Forest University School of Business in May with a Master’s degree in Accounting.  Celine has been selected to join the prestigious Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) for a one-year fellowship starting in July, so she is moving to Connecticut….

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