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Kevin English
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Every Teen Should Read This Book
There aren't many books that I think every teen would benefit from reading, but Ned Vizzini's honest story about Craig Gilner, a teen that admits himself to a psychiatric unit after contemplating suicide, provides so much insight into the pressure that all ...
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The Power of the Truth
I just finished E. Lockhart's We Were Liars --and I now know why it seems like everyone is raving about this book. The entire time reading this novel, I couldn't make sense of the title. I don't want to spoil it for you, but when you get it to the end, it a...
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Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets -- Real, Intense, and a Worthwhile Read
I had never heard of Evan Roskos before reading Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets , but I know understand that he has a gift. It tells the story of James Whitman, a teenager trying to make sense of his emotions and family. Equipped with a copy of Whitman's wo...
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Commence Writing about Reading
As a lifelong reader and learner, I believe in choice. Research shows choice improves student achievement, and students have demonstrated a remarkable ability to choose texts that interest them throughout the 2013-2014 school year. Students and I want to ke...
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