Discovering the Secrets of the Universe

I have always firmly believed in the power of the right book at the right time to save a life. I'm not being hyperbolic here. I'm being straight up, life or death serious. Maybe it's because I've had books come along that saved my life. I've had books that changed the course I was on... Continue Reading →



I FINALLY got around to readingĀ The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. It's been on my "READ RIGHT FREAKING NOW!" list for months, and yet, in those brief moments when I had time to read for fun rather than work, other books kept jumping their place in the queue and ending up in my hands.... Continue Reading →

I’ll Give You the Sun

I have to admit, I read this amazing book a few months ago - but I can't stop talking about it. I just bought two additional copies for my classroom because I want EVERYONE to read it. I can't wait until I have enough clout as a teacher to teach books of my choosing, becauseĀ I'll... Continue Reading →

What does Utopia look like?

I've always wondered what an actual Utopia would look like. It seems we can only see Utopias through our own Dystopic lens. They come to us bereft of color, of individuality, of flair. They are tightly controlled - both limiting and limited. A place for everyone, and everyone in their place. As if the only... Continue Reading →

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