Sunday, April 24, 2011

Week One - - Book One

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas...

Publish weekly wrote, "Sure to take readers' breath away." An understatement, in my opinion, for the heart-aching story about two small boys from two worlds so different. This classic tale of worlds colliding left me wondering what the consequences of hate and dislike truly can be.
I have always been interested in books and stories about the Holocaust and this short 215 page story is one that will be hard to forget. I recommend this quick read to all readers. It will help us all take a new look at just how far anger and judgement can go, and yet how close to home they can hit.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The National Council on Teachers of English claim,
"To participate fully in society and the workplace in 2020, citizens will need powerful literacy abilities that until now have been achieved by only a small percentage of the population."
Now that school is out for the summer! I am going to read a book a week. Can't wait! If anyone has suggestions of good books they are much appreciated.