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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]

Mischief and Mayhem (Book Giveaway)

June 27, 2019

Who wants to win a book? There are four ways to enter Send me an email Comment on my post about this book on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram I will randomly choose a name from all entries received and you could win this book. Mischief and Mayhem: [Keep Reading]

Pantsing is the Best Way to Write

June 26, 2019

There are two types of writers. Those who extensively plan and those who start writing not entirely sure of where their words will take them. The former people are the ones who compose outlines and are sometimes referred to as plotters. The latter [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]
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