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4 Hip-Hop Memoirs Worth Reading

February 3, 2012

Here are some great hip-hop memoirs that I had the opportunity to read over the past several months. Decoded by Jay-Z Jay-Z writes about hip-hop in an open and honest way. Here is one of my favourite passages from the book . . . Hip-hop has always [Keep Reading]

Star Trek: Year 4 – Finally Comes to Life

January 9, 2012

I am a huge Star Trek fan. I have been ever since my dad introduced me to it when I was a kid. There was just something about the show that spoke to me. There really is a magical quality to Star Trek, which is how it has remained alive for close to [Keep Reading]

Love to Hear Mandy Siegfried "Speak"

May 13, 2011

The public library is a great resource for audio books. I go there often to find stuff to listen to in the car. It’s great being able to immerse yourself in a story while driving. If often makes the commute seem shorter and gives you something [Keep Reading]

Recommended Reads – Black Noise

April 20, 2011

Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America is a great read about hip-hop culture. It is written by Tricia Rose, who is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University. In fact, any of the [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip – Share a Story

March 1, 2011

Cover of Coyote Sings to the Moon One of my all-time favourite picture books is Coyote Sings to the Moon by Thomas King and Johnny Wales. It is a delightful book that sounds great when read aloud. It tells the story of Old Woman and her animal [Keep Reading]

Recommended Reads – The Shack

February 10, 2011

Cover of The Shack The Shack is the debut novel from William P. Young and the latest book to end up on My Recommended Reads list. Like many of the books on the list, I discovered it quite randomly at the public library and was completely blown away [Keep Reading]

Recommended Reads – Lost Boys

May 17, 2010

I really love Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game and the series of books it spawned. Yet, I haven’t read any of those books. I’ve listened to the audio books instead and for good reason. They have sound effects, [Keep Reading]

Gritty Graphic Novel

April 5, 2010

I picked up this book from the public library and I don’t even know why. It didn’t look like something I really wanted to read. It’s a graphic novel by Jonathan Ames and Dean Haspiel called “The Alcoholic” I almost put it back on the [Keep Reading]
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