August 26, 2020

I love New York, and my latest book crush, In Five Years by Rebecca Serle, made me remember why. My grandmother was from Brooklyn, and I lived in New York City after college and during 9/11. Like everyone who has ever lived in or visited New York City, right now especi...

August 26, 2020

I love this book about a real WWII heroine! 

While reading about heroic women, I find myself imagining what I would do in their shoes, and I find strength in their lives. Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhorn is a fictional novel based on the real life accomplishments of a...

June 5, 2019

I’m passionate about reading phenomenal books and getting teens to read!

The past 14 years I have devoted my experience as the Coordinator for the Diversity Guest Author community event at Charlotte Country Day School. Together with Brian Wise and Molly Phillips, my ama...

April 7, 2019

Check out my latest recommendation on the bookclique blog: A great new YA novel, The Lovely War, begins during World War II when the goddess of love, Aphrodite, is caught cheating on her husband, Hephaestus, with none other than the god of war, Ares. To exonerate herse...

October 20, 2018

The exceptional writing talents of Jodi Lynn Anderson’s MIDNIGHT AT THE ELECTRIC will amaze you. Jodi Lynn Anderson is a writer from Asheville, NC. (This photo is from the Chihuly art exhibit at the Biltmore in Asheville.) Check out the behind the scenes of her book on...

September 22, 2018

Author Georgia Hunter wrote WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES about her family and their survival story about WWII.

Check out my friend’s blog Bookclique for my featured review!

June 30, 2018

This new novel is a stunning YA about following your heart and being persistent and having grit in the face of disappointment. I’ve taught teens for thirteen years and they can definitely use 

some modeling and mentoring in the persistence and grit departments. 

This is...

May 26, 2018

Having just finished CIRCE by Madeline Miller, I am amazed by the power of her storytelling!  The book is an imaginative retelling, origin story of how Circe became the story of legends.  

Circe is definitely a fabulous book! Spellbinding storytelling about the ancient...

March 19, 2018

I loved my experiences on the national book award Printz 2018 committee. The awesome people at Nerdy Book Club published my essay about why libraries matter in our society.

February 25, 2018

The many pleasures of reading are a joy to those that enjoy losing yourself in a book and finding a window into another person’s life.  As a school librarian, I also see the wisdom of using books to teach empathy to children and teens.  Reading about a perspective that...

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