2019 Reads

Rapper Pens Great Fiction (Supermarket)

August 21, 2019

Supermarket by Bobby Hall I enjoy listening to audiobooks. I borrowed this one on the Libby App from the public library without really looking closely at it. It was recommended to me by a page I work with. The story captured me from the start and I [Keep Reading]

Sculptor Pays the Price for His Art

August 15, 2019

The Sculptor by Scott McCloud Scott McCloud wrote an incredible book called Understanding Comics that I highly recommend reading. Even if you are only a cursory fan of the medium, you will get something out of this book. I read it well before I [Keep Reading]

The Sun is Also a Star (And it Shines)

July 31, 2019

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon I picked up this audiobook from the public library and I am really glad that I did. This is one of those stories that might be best presented in audio form. It has also been made into a movie and I am interested [Keep Reading]

Why Teachers Should Embrace Youth Culture Power

July 19, 2019

Youth Culture Power: A #HipHopEd Guide to Building Teacher-Student Relationships and Increasing Student Engagement by Jason D Rawls and John Robinson Teachers are using hip-hop in innovative ways in the classroom to not only connect with their [Keep Reading]

Unknown Anti-War Comics

July 12, 2019

The Unknown Ant-War Comics Edited by Craig Yoe Many people incorrectly view comic books as celebrating violence and romanticizing war. Others dismiss the medium because they believe the stories in them are trivial and juvenile. However, comics at [Keep Reading]

Writers, Set Your Pages on Fire!

July 4, 2019

Set the Page of Fire: Secrets of Successful Writers by Steve O’Keefe “Everyone who can read is qualified to write and capable of crafting something in print that is powerful and important.” I took lots of notes while reading this [Keep Reading]

Write With Confidence in 7 Steps

June 19, 2019

Seven Steps to Confident Writing by Alan Gelb Everybody could benefit from learning how to express themselves clearly and persuasively in a piece of writing. Unfortunately, many of us see writing as “the thing we had to do back in school that [Keep Reading]

Brill Building Historical Fiction

June 12, 2019

I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil The Brill Building is a place where songwriting magic happened. Dozens of professional musicians worked there to churn out some of the most popular songs from the 1950s and 1960s. The author of this book was one [Keep Reading]

Technology Changed Everything in Music

June 5, 2019

Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music by Mark Katz This was an interesting read and I will write a few posts about the observations I made and things I learned while reading it. The 4 Minute Restriction “For seventy-one years [Keep Reading]

Your Kid Can Be a Money Genius

May 30, 2019

Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) by Beth Kobliner I am absolutely terrible with money. I don’t know how to budget properly or save. I often ask myself where all my money went. I know that I can do better with my finances [Keep Reading]
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