Literature

Are You Reading Banned Books?

I used to teach a course for a university about banned and challenged books and many of my students were surprised to learn that books were being taken off the shelves here in the US. It may not be that surprising to you, now, because book challenges and bans have seen an increase in news …

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Literature and Poetry Are Art

Literature and Poetry are Art

My students came to me with limited knowledge of literature. It wasn’t their field of study, but they needed a class like mine to graduate. They knew what they liked, and they loved to read, but they often didn’t know a metaphor from a simile or how to spot symbolism within the narrative. I didn’t …

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Books circling the words: Book Discussion Series: The Giver

Book Discussion Series: The Giver

If you decide to buy the book, you can support my work by using one of the affiliate links in this post. It will cost you nothing extra, but I will get a little something. Thank you! One of my favorite young adult novels is The Giver by Lois Lowry. I recently saw the movie …

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Books circling the words: Book Discussion Series: The Nightingale

Book Discussion Series: The Nightingale

If you decide to buy the book, you can support my work by using one of the affiliate links in this post. It will cost you nothing extra, but I will get a little something. Thank you! In previous Book Discussion Series posts, I talk about the relationship between the book and the reader. Sometimes …

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Books surrounding the text: Book Discussion Series: A Murder is Announced

Book Discussion Series: A Murder is Announced

If you decide to buy the book, you can support my work by using one of the affiliate links in this post. It will cost you nothing extra, but I will get a little something. Thank you! This month my book club read an Agatha Christie novel. I am ashamed to admit that I have …

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