Stephen King Reaching New Heights

Elevation by Stephen King I haven’t read a book from Stephen King in a while and had a craving. Readers can have those right? This one jumped out at me because it was only three hours long. Stephen King even…

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Learn to Podcast from the Pros at NPR

NPR’s Podcast Start Up Guide: Create, Launch, and Grow a Podcast on Any Budget by Glen Weldon I had no reason to pick this book up. I’ve been podcasting my radio show for for over ten years now. But I…

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Did Hip Hop Raise You Too?

Hip Hop Raised Me by DJ Semtex This is a beautiful book that celebrates the history of Hip Hop music and culture. It’s heavy. Literally. It’s bigger than some of the textbooks I had to cart around back in my…

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Teach Like Your Hair Is On Fire!

Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 by Rafe Esquith This book is inspiring and reminds me why I love teaching. I took so many notes that I won’t be able to share them…

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My Reading Log of 2022

This will be my eleventh year of keeping a detailed reading log and I have to tell you, it is a lot of work. Not only do I read on average a book a week, I also take notes on…

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Naomi Season One (Just Read the Book)

Okay, this is confusing. This graphic novel is called “Season One” but it predates the television series that premiered this year. I saw it at the library this week and thought it was worth a shot. It had to be…

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Nobody Cries at Bingo (Or Reading This Book)

Nobody Cries at Bingo by Dawn Dumont This is a work of fiction set on the Okanese First Nation but it had some interesting things to say about public education. Here is a particularly poignant passage . . . “Walking…

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Other Things (and Hip-Hop Too)

Hip-Hop (And Other Things): A Collection of questions asked, answered, illustrated by Shea Serrano and Arturo Torres This is a beautifully illustrated book that dives into some interesting elements of Hip Hop music and culture. Bun B of UGK penned…

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Let’s All Be Bookwormz (Hip Hop HeadUcatorz)

My group, Hip Hop HeadUcatorz, wrote a song about the books we love and thought it would be fun to have a little contest about it. Are you one of the Bookwormz too? See how many of these books you…

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Black Widow Saving the World in YA Fiction

Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl This book started out a little slow and didn’t really hook me until the twist at the end of Act 1. In preparation for writing this review, I looked at what a few…

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