As Faith Christian School began its first year of high school with 9th graders, one course I was asked to teach was English. One of the first things I did was reach out to some of my high school English ..
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25, Author: Richard Paul Evans. Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink, 2011; 326 pages. For advanced readers. Fiction-Magical Realism. This book was the 2016 Vinny Award Winner, an award given by the 7th & 8th grade students ..
The Boys in the Boat – Adapted for Young Readers, Author: Daniel James Brown. Blue Bear Endeavors, 2015; 221 pages. For advanced readers. Non-fiction. This book was the 2017 Vinny Award Winner, an award given by the 7th & 8th ..
Pax – by Sara Pennypacker How many children have found a young, vulnerable animal in the wild and wanted to keep it as a pet? That is background to the book Pax by Sara Pennypacker. Peter finds a kit fox and ..
Set during the recovery portion of the Depression, Hitch does a great job of introducing the reader to work of the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps). President Franklin Roosevelt was known for his alphabet soup of government programs aimed at helping ..