A Long Response to Robert Cormier’s “The Chocolate War”

In my "Advanced Young Adult Literature" class, in place of a formal research paper, we worked on a semester long "Inquiry Project" that had us read one novel from the class list and compare it to everything else we were reading and studying throughout the semester in a series of journal entries. Then at the... Continue Reading →


Book Review: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

@hankgreen says "The colors in this piece of #AARTart from @anamericanghost were what hit me first, but I also just love her take on the robot itself. THOSE EYES!! More from Samantha here: https://www.samanthamash.com/ "This review will contain some minor spoilers, so stop here if you haven't finished reading AART! Okay, I admit I was willing... Continue Reading →

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! You can expect more posts soon. In the meantime, enjoy these lovely stock photos provided by wordpress.com. Seriously, look at that globe. That is a lovely globe. Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton


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