Category Archives: Reading

PBL Podcast *The Fortune Men Edition* (Feat. Caroline, Chris, Fiona, & Henry)

The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed is set in Cardiff, Wales during the 1950s. Mohamed waited for this book to be her third novel for it to be the best quality possible. Nadifa has done justice to the protagonist Mahmood’s … Continue reading

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Damon Galgut’s, The Promise

After a seven year hiatus, previously nominated writer, Damon Galgut, delivers an emotional and introspective look into family dynamics and the manifestations of grief. Through the lives of three south African children, Astid, Anton and Amor, Galgut mirrors the turmoil … Continue reading

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The Silence of it All

Anuk Arudpragasm did an excellent job at gripping his readers into his newest novel A Passage North. Anuk is able to create an emotional connection between the reader and the characters. Krishan journeys through Sri Lanka for his grandmother’s caretaker’s … Continue reading

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Robin and Theo vs. The World

Powers’ Bewilderment is a story about a bright, special needs boy, Robin, who is engaged with the natural world, and his father, Theo, who is struggling to overcome the grief of the only loving woman in both of their lives—Aly. … Continue reading

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An Unfortunate Story: A Podcast on The Fortune Men

Set in Cardiff’s Tiger Bay, the talented Nadifa Mohamed tells the story of a Somali sailor in the 1950s who is convicted of the murder of a woman – Violet Volacki – that he did not commit and is eventually … Continue reading

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We ARE Talking About This

Let us talk about what no one is talking about: No One Is Talking About This, Patricia Lockwood’s Booker Prize Nominated novel. Over the past few months, we have dived into this unique story of a woman living in the … Continue reading

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Visions on Bewilderment

If your mind is bewildered on which shortlisted Booker Prize Novel to choose for your next read, this podcast may seal the deal. Trent invites Hannah and Hope to discuss their insights on the novel Bewilderment by Richard Powers, as … Continue reading

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Let’s Have Fun Writing Book Reviews

http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/bookrev/tips.htm I appreciate many ideas about this web site on how to create a book review. The first important point celebrates the brainstorming aspect of writing; you can do this anyway that fits your learning and writing style. I also … Continue reading

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Pleasure Reading

Greetings from the Crowsnest as we stand on the threshold of our holiday break. Here is a great introduction to our pleasure reading assignment over Thanksgiving break. Please read a book—any book (Really! Any book!)—over the Thanksgiving week. There are … Continue reading

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A Scene from August Wilson’s Fences

<iframe width=”512″ height=”376″ src=”http://video.cptv.org/viralplayer/2365417573&#8243; frameborder=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” seamless> Recently, the PBS series, American Masters, hosted this documentary about August Wilson’s literary achievements as well as important biographical elements. While you read Fences over the holiday break, enjoy this scene … Continue reading

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