2018 Reads

This Generation Needs Ms Marvel

December 12, 2018

I finally got back to reading Ms. Marvel. I really enjoy this series. It’s nice to see a teenage girl who struggles with her faith, school, family, and friends while keeping a superhero identity secret and fighting the good fight, as it were. [Keep Reading]

On the Hunt for What’s Cool

November 30, 2018

So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld I found this book in the library and the premise was very intriguing. “Ever wonder who was the first kid to keep a wallet on a big chunky chain, or wear way-too-big pants on purpose? What about the mythical [Keep Reading]

Too Many Robins

November 22, 2018

We Are Robin Vol. 1: The Vigilante Business I’m not sure if this series was inspired by the Spider-Verse in Marvel comics which sees hundred of variants on Spider-Man from a variety of parallel Earths. Maybe the premise was inspired by The [Keep Reading]

How Did We Survive Passed the Novelty?

November 21, 2018

The Anthology of Rap by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois When rap became an official genre of music back in 1979, many people thought that it wouldn’t last. Dozens of forgettable tracks were released. There were some horrible recordings that [Keep Reading]

Facing Fate with Doctor Who

November 15, 2018

Doctor Who – Facing Fate Trilogy I have really weird reading habits when it comes to comics. First off, I tend to read graphic novels out of the order in which they were released. This is due to the fact that I don’t buy most of what I [Keep Reading]

Rap Used to Have a Conscience

November 9, 2018

When Rap Music Had a Conscience: The Artists, Organizations and Historic Events That Inspired and Influenced the “Golden Age” of Hip-Hop from 1987 to 1996 by Tayannah Lee McQuillar. Brother J of X-Clan writes the forward to this book [Keep Reading]

What is the Opposite of Spoiled?

November 2, 2018

The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money by Ron Lieber I’ve never been good with money. But I have also never been spoiled. As a teacher, I am interested in teaching kids about money. Maybe if I [Keep Reading]

Surprise, Forever is a Long Time!

October 24, 2018

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella How long is forever? It is an interesting question that preoccupies the minds of Sylvie and Dan. They have been together for ten years and things are good. They have a nice home, jobs they enjoy, twin daughters, and [Keep Reading]

Black Panther Was a Middle School Kid Once Too

October 3, 2018

Black Panther – The Young Prince by Ronald L. Smith I really enjoyed the Black Panther movie. I was familiar with the character before the film, but I had really not paid him much attention. I read a graphic novel here and there, but they [Keep Reading]

Hana’s Story NEEDED to be Told

September 13, 2018

Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine An educator in a small museum in Japan asked for some artifacts for an exhibit she was preparing on the Holocaust. One of the items she received was an empty suitcase with a girl’s name painted on the [Keep Reading]
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