9 Thought Provoking Books Everyone Should Read, by Why Read

Why Read: whytoread.com/thought-provoking-books-everyone-should-read/ I question a few of these, but still interesting choices: 1. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress – Robert A. Heinlein Written at the peak of Robert A. Heinlein’s creative powers in the mid-sixties, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress ranks with “Stranger in a Strange Land” as his most popular and acclaimed … Continue reading 9 Thought Provoking Books Everyone Should Read, by Why Read

10 Things You Should Know About Reading, by Reading Rockets

1. Too many American children don't read well Thirty-three percent of American fourth graders read below the "basic" level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading test. The "basic" level is defined as "partial mastery of the prerequisite knowledge and skills that are fundamental for proficient work at each grade." (NAEP Reading Report Card) … Continue reading 10 Things You Should Know About Reading, by Reading Rockets

32 Things I Love About Books, by Kelly Jensen of Book Riot

1. Endpapers. Pretty endpapers make a whole book feel so special. 2. That word you read which follows you around for an entire day, popping up everywhere you go. 3. When you enter a new place and suddenly feel like a favorite character in a new scene. https://acdn.adnxs.com/ib/static/usersync/v3/async_usersync.html 4. The soft rustling of pages moving … Continue reading 32 Things I Love About Books, by Kelly Jensen of Book Riot

A Girl Called Echo, Pemmican Wars, Vol.1, by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk, Highwater Press

Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee’s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo’s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee’s lecture, Echo finds herself transported to another time and place—a bison … Continue reading A Girl Called Echo, Pemmican Wars, Vol.1, by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk, Highwater Press

American Heart, by Laura Moriarty, Harper Teen, Book Review

Description: Imagine a United States in which registries and detainment camps for Muslim-Americans are a reality.Fifteen-year-old Sarah-Mary Williams of Hannibal, Missouri, lives in this world, and though she has strong opinions on almost everything, she isn’t concerned with the internments because she doesn’t know any Muslims. She assumes that everything she reads and sees in … Continue reading American Heart, by Laura Moriarty, Harper Teen, Book Review