June 10, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Welcome to the world of YA novels: an interview with Christian Holzmann

When I think of the right shelf for young adult novels, I imagine putting them on a bridging-shelf. They are not really books for children, and not targeted at adults, still, young teens read them, and a lot of grown-ups … Continue reading

May 19, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Alice in Wonderland 150: Lesson Plan and Resources – Part 1

Let’s get ‘curiouser and curiouser’ this year, and start celebrating Lewis Carroll’s fascinating classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The novel was first published 150 years ago in 1865 with Sir John Tenniel’s famous original illustrations  Who was Alice? What do we … Continue reading

February 12, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Let’s talk about love: 3 ideas for your English class

How do you feel about some fun literary challenges around Valentine’s Day? Your students might or might not feel comfortable enough to talk about love, but talking about fictional characters in love stories can be entertaining for teens and young … Continue reading

February 10, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Young Adult Novels for Valentine’s Day

Love at first sight, love in a dystopian society, love at the time of illness and war,  love triangles, love as a cure, love as  freedom… How many different kinds of love stories can you imagine? What stories would your … Continue reading