art imitating life.
growing up, i never encountered a book character who was biracial. nowadays, there still aren’t many but the market seems to be expanding a bit. here’s what i am reading now. brendan buckley’s universe and everything in it is a chapter book about a 10-year-old biracial boy who is trying to figure out why his mother never talks about the white grandfather he’s never met. ...
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writing contests. for teens. so back off,...
http://www.davidbarrkirtley.com/teenwriter/ContestsOther.html a whole list of writing contests. all on one page! what more could you ask for?!
i'm black and i'm proud.
the skin i’m in. sharon g. flake’s coming-of-age novel has been a student favorite in my classroom library for years. great for 6th and 7th graders.
wow. keesha’s house is full of so many teen issues that it seems like it was taken straight from a case manager’s files. helen frost wrote the whole book in sestinas (and some sonnets), which makes it even more impressive from a crafting standpoint. highly recommended for 8th - 10th graders.
teach middle school reading or language arts? thinking about reading this book? do it. you’ll hook your readers immediately. preview it here.