Established on the coattails of the Civil Rights Movement and Negro History Week, President Gerald Ford officially recognized February as Black History Month in 1976 with the hope that the public would “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor through our history.” This is a […]
Teen Read Week is an opportunity to turn those reluctant teen readers into life-long book lovers. It’s important to ensure that students get the right books in their hands, so we’ve rounded up engaging young adult (YA) titles to get teens reading for the fun of it this week.
What Is Teen Read Week?
The Young Adult Library […]
The Twilight Gender Swap: Enter for Your Chance to Win a Copy of the Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death Dual Edition
Every “wild” reader always has a story that they continually come back to and reread, to “absorb a treasured story into their skin” (Donalyn Miller, Reading in the Wild), Life and Death (Grades 9-12) by Stephenie Meyer provides fans a chance to experience her contemporary classic, Twilight, all over again with fresh eyes. Now told […]
This year I had the pleasure of attending National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and although it was rather chilly outside, the convention inside was heating up with amazing conversations and discussions from English teachers across the country. The overall themes of the conference were responsibility, creativity and the […]
The shift from childhood to adolescence is often the defining moment when kids begin to wonder who they’re going to be. Sometimes it’s easier to see where you’re going once you’ve gained an understanding of where you’ve been. The protagonists in these books struggle with who they are and what they believe. It’s only after […]
Every year several books make it to the big screen, and 2015 is no different. When books become movies, the words are magically brought to life, providing a visual depiction of the stories we’ve come to know and love. So let’s roll out the red carpet, because we’ve rounded up some of this year’s biggest […]
Looking for ways to avoid the summer slump and keep students motivated to read? Then look no further than Booksource’s summer reading collections!
Even though students are relaxing and soaking up the sun, summer can still be the perfect time to read a fantastic book! You might be thinking “students aren’t going to interrupt pool or […]
Grades 3-7, Lexile 840
We’re under attack!!! At least that’s what the adult citizens of Greenwood, Mississippi, believe in the summer of 1964. They call the volunteers coming from the north, agitators, outsiders who want to disrupt their community and register African Americans to vote. As far as Sunny is concerned, the only injustice is in […]