Category: Young Adult (YA) Literature

[Monday Reading] Joyless Firemen, Free Spirits, and Living Books in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

Myra here. It’s Monday, What are You Reading is a meme hosted by Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers (new host of Monday reading: Kathryn T at Book Date). Since two of our friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life have been joining this meme for quite awhile now, we thought of joining this warm ...

Bookventures, Part 2: Book Subscription and Bookmark Collection

Fats here. Last week, I shared random bookish facts about me. Today, I have two more random bookish topics: book boxes and bookmarking. (Please bear with me.) I first signed up for a book subscription box sometime in July 2015. I tried it for a few months, and then decided I needed to save. I ...

An Unusual Sort of British Love Story in Sara Barnard’s “A Quiet Kind Of Thunder”

Myra here. I have been reading quite a number of novels in connection with our reading theme. This one is an unusual coming-of-age story that shows a blossoming love between two teenagers who are dealing with their own struggles and issues. A Quiet Kind Of Thunder Written by: Sara Barnard Published by: Macmillan Children's Books, 2017 ISBN: ...

[BHE 256] Book Loot for the First Quarter of 2017 (Part 1 of 2)

Fats here. Every Sunday, we share the books that have found their way into our bookish hearts. Below are new titles from my regular suppliers! Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles This Side of Home by Renee Watson (Quarterly) Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly ...

[Poetry Friday] Dual Disenfranchised Voices Of Troubled Teens in “We Come Apart”

Myra here. It is a pleasure to be joining the Poetry Friday community once again, hosted this week by the beautiful Irene Latham from Live Your Poem. I have also been trying to find poetry or novels-in-verse that would fit our current reading theme #MentallyYours: When I first started reading this novel-in-verse, I was not ...