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Wordsmith Curriculum Review: A Writing Curriculum by our own Janie Cheaney

Wordsmith curriculum review (the series by Janie Cheaney): In which Betsy gushes over Wordsmith Apprentice, Wordsmith, and Wordsmith Craftsman. A Curriculum Review? We don't usually ...
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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

The movie version of Before I Fall has revived interest in this novel of a teen girl’s opportunity to relive her last day six times ...
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The Well-Gifted Grad

Our favorite graduation gift is, of course, books—whether timely, practical, inspirational, or scholarly. We would never recommend sending a young person off to college (or ...
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First Date by Melody Carlson

First Date (Dating Games #1) by Melody Carlson. Revell, 2013. 212 pages. Reading Level: Young Adults, ages 12-15 Maturity Level: 6 (ages 15-18) Bottom Line: ...
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Lemonade and Lit, Week 6: The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klavan

Other Lemonade and Lit posts:  Introduction, Week One: Booked, Week Two: Booked Discussion, Week Three: Beauty, Week Four: Sexuality in Booked, Week Five: Beauty Discussion, ...
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Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

Prom and Prejudice, by Elizabeth Eulberg.  Point (Scholastic), 2011, 227 pages.  Reading Level: Young Adult, ages 12-15 Maturity Level: 5 (ages 12-14) and up Bottom ...
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