The value of education

I've been thinking a lot about the value of education recently not in small part because I work with teens investigating college, and because this summer at NELLS Matt Amory (Hi Matt!) talked about enjoying being a librarian because he could support "independent intellectual inquiry." I think that is such a lovely phrase and an … Continue reading The value of education

Book review: Orchards by Holly Thompson

I'm writing about YA short story anthologies for The Hub (to be published on Thursday, check it out!), so for the last few weeks that's pretty much all that I've been reading. It's been a little exhausting in some ways. I like short stories, but I don't usually like to read a ton of them … Continue reading Book review: Orchards by Holly Thompson

Printz Award: chosen for literary quality or popularity

Yes, I'm finally getting around to writing about the winners of the Printz (and other ALA Youth Media) awards this year. I got really sidetracked by cleaning, working, and watching Beyonce - and the stupid Ravens win the Super Bowl - this weekend. But I'm here now and I feel a bit bad complaining about … Continue reading Printz Award: chosen for literary quality or popularity