Tessie Tames Her Tongue #ReadYourWorld

Multicultural Children's Books Day is here for 2018 (1/27/2018), and we were thrilled to review Tessie Tames Her Tongue, by Melissa Martin, Ph.D., with illustrations...
Organize Books

Top 5 Ways to Organize Your Books

There really are a million and one (and probably more) ways to organize your book shelves. And, yes, if you're around books for any...

Burn, Burn Away – Fahrenheit 451, Censorship … The Media Storm

This year has, in many ways, been a page out of a science fiction novel -- with fires, hurricanes, and other battles that took place in...

If you had to memorize a book, which would it be?

In Fahrenheit 451, Montag famously joins a community of outsiders who have each committed one book to memory. The author of that famously banned...
Jacob's Dress

Banned Book: ‘Jacob’s New Dress’

Jacob's New Dress, by Ian and Sarah Hoffman, is suddenly at the very center of a whirlwind of controversy and debate, as the very latest...
Humanity

Holding Humanity in Open Hand…

​It's Human Rights Month in commemoration of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the U.N. General Assembly in December 1948. Eleanor...
Gatsby

Within and Without – ‘The Great Gatsby’

With The Great Gatsby and other works, F. Scott Fitzgerald chronicled the Jazz Age of the 1920's. But, he also lived the life. He...
Evernote

Top 4 Tools to Track Characters

When you're reading, you may just want to enjoy the book -- without regard to what is happening, or who is making all the...

Life Lessons from ‘The Scarlet Letter’ #Book

I've been thinking about Nathaniel Hawthorne today (and about his life lessons). It's his birthday, after all (or would have been if he was...

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