Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story, by Reem Farqui

Ramadan Mubarak! The sacred month of Ramadan began this week, and there’s so much to learn about this holy tradition observed by Muslims all over the world. The best way to learn is by reading and asking questions, and books like Lailah’s Lunchbox, by Reem Faruqi, are perfect to give readers a peek into the […]

Read More

Ms. Fitz Has Read…May 5, 2019

What is Ms. Fitz reading? Here’s the view from May 5th! That end-of-the-year teacher sprint is in full swing, so I was extra thankful for audiobooks this month – and I’m already daydreaming about slow summer mornings reading in my backyard hammock 😍😍 This month was full of thrillers and mysteries (trying to find great […]

Read More

Insta Review: Genuine Fraud, by E. Lockhart

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram One look at the gorgeous cover of this book will have YA readers smitten. Once they’re inside this newer novel by We Were Liars author E. Lockhart, however, some readers may lose steam. Jule is […]

Read More

Insta Review: Ramona Blue, by Julie Murphy

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram “Life isn’t always written in the stars. Fate is mine to pen. I choose guys. I choose girls. I choose people. But most of all: I choose.” Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈. . . Ramona is […]

Read More

Insta Review: The Great American Whatever, by Tim Federle

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram This modern Catcher in the Rye takes Holden Caufield and gives him a video camera and a subscription to Final Cut Pro. Quinn’s sister is dead. His father his gone. He is self-absorbed, self-pitying, and […]

Read More

Insta Review: Girls like Me, by Lola Stvil

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram Girl feels sad. Girl hates body. Girl hates life. Girl meets boy. Boy LOVES girl?! EVERYTHING IS BETTER! Sigh. What messages are we sending our young ladies? Despite some lovely poetry, a creative format, and […]

Read More

Ms. Fitz has read… April 4, 2019

What is Ms. Fitz reading? Here’s the view from April 4th! It’s been two months since my last check in, and we’ve officially made it to the overflow wall 🙌  So many recent favorites: Words in Deep Blue, Bad Blood, Illegal, On the Come Up, Quiver, The Benefits of Being an Octopus, Meg Jo Beth […]

Read More

Insta Review: The Seventh Wish, by Kate Messner

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram “Instead of showing those videos with the greasy-haired people in D.A.R.E. classes, they should show kids like Abby. Soccer forwards and calculus students, student students council presidents and homecoming queens and big sisters. They should […]

Read More

The Tiny Activist: Sunday Shoutout

I’m so excited to be this week’s Sunday Spotlight for The Tiny Activist, a website and social media project run by two teachers that are dedicated to creating welcoming, engaging, and transformative educational experiences for every child. Each week, the team behind The Tiny Activist features another educator or activist working to help children become […]

Read More

Insta Review: Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram In this word, nothing is black and white… but it IS red or silver. Mare Barrow lives in a world where people are described and segregated by the color of their blood – red or […]

Read More