Two Great Canadian Youth Novels I think Should be Taught in the Classroom

I know. How Cancon of me. But I gotta say- it does get my knickers a bit knotted up to see how many American and British books are showcased in our English classes and how little Canadian content. So I have made it my informal, quasi-mission to find books from Canadian authors that could workContinue reading “Two Great Canadian Youth Novels I think Should be Taught in the Classroom”

Middle School Reading: Tinfoil Sky by Cyndi Sand-Eveland

┬áMel and her mother Cecily have left Craig, drug dealer and all round creep, in the middle of the night. They threw what belongings they could find into the pinto and headed toward Cecily’s hometown, where they hope to stay with Gladys, Cecily’s mother until they can get back on their feet. But things don’tContinue reading “Middle School Reading: Tinfoil Sky by Cyndi Sand-Eveland”

Three Historical Novels + One Steampunk for the Middle School Child

I have taken it upon myself to try and read all the books in the school’s English Curriculum. These are divided between books the whole class reads and books that only sections of the class read for their reader’s circles. The latter are divided by student interest and/or student reading level. Of course, I haveContinue reading “Three Historical Novels + One Steampunk for the Middle School Child”

A Trio of Books for Youth

Due to the fact that it takes me a couple of weeks to put together the behemoth monthly book posts, I have decided to break it up a little. Since my last post, I’ve read three good books for youth which, conveniently enough, provide me with a modicum of a theme for my first assay.Continue reading “A Trio of Books for Youth”