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Shane's Last Stand (Fighting Destiny, #0.5)
I enjoyed this story. It was short, yes, but knowing that it sets up the character of a new series, I didn't mind. I was glad to have this story to re ...more
Sep 30, 2012
Sep 29, 2012
Smashing the Stereotypes: What Does It Mean to Be Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender?
Interesting book that discusses the stereotypes often found in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people and does as the title suggests: smashes ...more
Nov 20, 2010
Nov 20, 2010
The Water Wars
An incredible dystopian society that's frightening in how realistic it seems. I feel like the story could be our future if we are not careful. The ent ...more
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
Attack on Titan, Vol. 5 (Attack on Titan, #5)
Another strong addition to the series. Seeing Eren dealing with the repercussions of who he is added to the story. I cringed when Levi was proving his ...more
Nov 06, 2014
Nov 06, 2014
Waiting for Ty (Lovers and Friends, #2)
Though this book is the second in a series, it is not necessary to read the first. I understood what was happening even without having the background ...more
Jul 06, 2013
Jul 06, 2013
Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)
I had originally purchased this book thinking my students would enjoy it. I teach the seventh grade. However, this book is most definitely not appropr ...more
Jan 02, 2013
Jan 01, 2013
IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq
This book looks at the Iraq war from a teenage girl's perspective. Hadiya is fifteen years old and living in war torn Mosul. Daily she has to live wit ...more
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
Kinaalda: A Navajo Girl Grows Up
I bought this book because a student was interested in learning about other cultures. I thought it was going to be in a different formate, but it's a ...more
Jan 21, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
Wandering Son: Volume One
This manga was such a sweet, refreshing read. The story is beautiful but the art is simple and beautiful as well, and it matches the story perfectly. ...more
Jan 31, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
Connecticut Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff
I bought this book because I thought my family and I would enjoy going out and finding all of these quirky places. Some of them might be off limits, a ...more
Jul 18, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
A second Surviving Southside book, this one was better quality than the first. Kadeem is a strong character who struggles between doing the right thin ...more
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
Eleven (The Winnie Years, #2)
I never wanted to read this book, but after a student who hates reading started to enjoy it and then finished it, she left me borrow her copy. And I f ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
In a world corrupted by crops gone genetically wrong, Connor becomes an "anomaly" when the crops suppress his aggression rather than elevate it, like ...more
May 15, 2013
May 15, 2013
Coming Out: Telling Family and Friends
Pretty good book that looks at how people cane come out to friends, family, and their religious groups. The book discusses the different stages of com ...more
Nov 29, 2010
Nov 29, 2010
I, Omega
Oh wow. I loved this book so much more than I thought I would, and I want a sequel right now. Throughout the book I was torn between loving it and bei ...more
May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013
Pegasus (Pegasus, #1)
Such a beautiful book. I was not expecting it to be what it was, but it ended up being the begining of what will be an epic story. I'm so glad there i ...more
Mar 03, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
Managing Death (Death Works Trilogy #2)
Another fantastic book in the Steven de Selby series. I loved the development of the characters, and how once again, the book starts you going and doe ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
Shutting Out the Sun: How Japan Created Its Own Lost Generation
While this book started off fascinating for me, by the end I was struggling to complete it. The information on the hikikomori were fascinating, as was ...more
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree: Stockings, Ornaments, Garlands, and More
A nice book with some simple and fun projects to decorate for Christmas. I was especially excited to see the tree skirt. Last year I had my first tree ...more
May 26, 2014
May 26, 2014
What Causes Sexual Orientation? Genetics, Biology, Psychology (The Gallup's Guide To Modern Gay, Lesbian, & Transgender Lifestyle)
Interesting book that looks at what "causes" homosexuality and presents the different debates: nature vs. nurture or choice? A lot of the information ...more
Nov 29, 2010
Nov 29, 2010
Free?: Stories About Human Rights
This book is incredible. It presents students with a simplified version of the Universal Human Rights Declaration and stories to go with some of them. ...more
Dec 07, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
Growing Up Amish
In this book, author Ira Wagler recounts his experiences growing up in the Amish faith, his struggles in his identity, and his multiple attempts at le ...more
Aug 03, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
And Then There Were None
I thought the book was interesting because it showed what gay people of color go through, especially having very few role models on television. The bo ...more
Dec 04, 2010
Dec 04, 2010
The Raven (Skeleton Creek, #4)
Brilliant! I am so sad to see this series end, but what a brilliant ending it was! I thought it was very well done and it was nice to see Ryan really ...more
Sep 13, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
The Strand Prophecy
I enjoyed this book. It was used in the science classroom in my school, but together with the other teachers on me team, we created a project around i ...more
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Dec 18, 2010
Gay People of Color: Facing Prejudices, Forging Identities
I thought the book was interesting because it showed what gay people of color go through, especially having very few role models on television. The bo ...more
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Dec 04, 2010
Love Training
Another anthology style volume, but this one takes place in the same school so many of the chapters have the same characters, even if the focus has sh ...more
Feb 2012
Feb 01, 2012
His Roommate's Pleasure
I'm a bit torn on this book, because part of me wants the story to be longer, to explore all aspects of Adam and Josh's relationship, and both of them ...more
Jul 06, 2013
Jul 06, 2013
Statistical Timeline and Overview of Gay Life
Not exactly what I was expecting, which is a good thing. I'm not sure what I thought I was going to get with this volume, but it was a great timeline ...more
Nov 24, 2010
Nov 24, 2010
Behind the Gates (Tomorrow Girls, #1)
The start of an interesting series about girls who are sent to a special school where they learn survival skills during the War. Though they aren't su ...more
Oct 14, 2011
Oct 16, 2011