What I’ve Been Reading: November 2017

Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt 1987. There's only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that's her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn's company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best …

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What I Learned From an Inappropriate Interview Question

A year and half ago, I was trying to figure out what I really wanted to do, career-wise.  I was about to start my final year of college, and as a marketing major, I knew the job field would be extremely competitive.  I needed to narrow down my options and focus my application efforts on …

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What I’ve Been Reading: October 2017

My Sunshine Away by M. O. Walsh "It was the summer everything changed...."  My Sunshine Away unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when fifteen-year-old Lindy Simpson--free spirit, track star, and belle of the block--experiences …

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What I’ve Been Reading: September 2017

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. …

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