Readicide (Review)

Kids who are minimally literate hate worksheets. They struggle with their reading constantly, and then they’re given sheets that plain-out bore them to tears. I want to find something that actually works and fosters a love of reading in these kids. Just because they’re behind doesn’t mean that we have to sentence them to a life of always-being-behind!

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Alibi Junior High (Review)

Generally, this isn’t the type of book that I tend to read. I don’t read a lot of YA fiction – though I’m starting to read more now that I’m a high school librarian – and when I do, it’s typically the kind aimed at girls. This book is definitely more aimed at boys who are reluctant readers, which basically encompasses 90% of the male population of my school. I think that this is the kind of story that might be able to catch the attention of a large number of those students.

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