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Greek Heroes Week: Homer’s Illiad & Odyssey

Greek Heroes Week: Homer’s Illiad & Odyssey

Today, we’re kicking off a week-long celebration of tomorrow’s release of Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan, a companion novel to the Percy Jackson series — which this year is marking 10 years in print! Each day this week, we’re bringing you a little more in-depth information about Greek mythology — and a unique […]

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The Game of Love & Death: Classroom Discussion Topics & Project Ideas

The Game of Love & Death: Classroom Discussion Topics & Project Ideas

Besides being just an AMAZING book, The Game of Love & Death by Martha Brockenbrough is filled with plenty of amazing topics that tie in beautifully with subjects you would study in school. So, of course, today we have some suggested discussion/essay topics and project ideas: Classroom Discussion & Essay Topics: A few examples of […]

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The Game of Love & Death: Hoovervilles

The Game of Love & Death: Hoovervilles

Some significant scenes in The Game of Love & Death take place in one of Seattle’s largest Hoovervilles — shanty towns built by homeless people during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Today, we explore a little more about these encampments. Why Hooverville? The shanty towns that arose during the Great Depression were called “Hoovervilles” […]

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Strays by Jennifer Caloyeras: Exclusive Classroom Material

Strays by Jennifer Caloyeras: Exclusive Classroom Material

When Jennifer Caloyeras first reached out to me about the possibility of reviewing her new book Strays on Novel Novice, I was intrigued – of course – by the premise of the book. But what really stood out to me was, when I perused her website, I noticed she had already put together classroom materials […]

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The Walls Around Us: Classroom Essay & Project Ideas

The Walls Around Us: Classroom Essay & Project Ideas

Our April Book of the Month is chock-full of great things to talk about, so today’s post is all about how to use The Walls Around Us in the classroom. Below, you’ll find our ideas for classroom discussion and essay topics and project ideas for The Walls Around Us. Share your ideas in the comments! […]

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Your (Not So) Secret Guide to Paris – Part Deux

Your (Not So) Secret Guide to Paris – Part Deux

On Monday, we highlighted several spots around Paris that are featured prominently in Lisa Schroeder’s My Secret Guide to Paris. Today, we’re spotlighting a few other Paris landmarks mentioned in the book: The Eiffel Tower A Parisian landmark, tourists can grab an iconic photo op from the Champs de Mars — and then take a […]

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