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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Insta Review: They Both Die at the End, by Adam Silvera

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram Give this one a chance, pessimists, it’s less depressing than it sounds. Somewhere in the near future, a company called Death-Cast has the technology to know the day that you’re going to die – and […]

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Insta Review: Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram Jason Reynolds is a unicorn. He’s open about the fact that growing up, he was not a reader: “It’s not something I’m proud of. It’s not cool. The truth is, my life was made infinitely […]

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Insta Review: Mimi, by Johnny Newman

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram When Mimi’s mom died suddenly, parts of everyone else died with her. Her father spends most of his time staring into space and attempting to make frozen pizza; her sister only wears black and will […]

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Insta Review: Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, by Jordan Sonnenblick

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram “Oh gee, I think I’ll pick up this happy looking book about drums and teen romance,” innocent past Ms. Fitz said. “It looks like a good weekend read.” Wow, I am wrong a lot. Not […]

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