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The Naruszewicz Files: Books That Changed My Thinking on Matters Related to Race

In a previous post entitled “You Know It’s a Good Book When,” I shared with you a piece of advice once given to me by my old English teacher, Jeffrey Naruszewicz.  In short, he encouraged me to always be reading … Continue reading

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You Know It’s a Good Book When …

Twenty years ago, in my senior year of high school, the English honors teacher, Mr. Jeffrey Naruszewicz, ended the class period by going around the room asking each us what university we were planning to attend.  When it came to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, Indulgence and “The Hunger Games” Triology … (part 3)

SPOILER ALERT:  I’ve been told I need to add a spoiler alert to these sorts of posts.  I’ve never really understood this practice, as I’ve always assumed that if I am reading something, I am going to learn something about … Continue reading

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The Very Best In Violent Young Adult Literature …

On the heels of yesterday’s post (“Anything to Get Them to Read …”), I decided to delve a little deeper in the world of Young Adult Fiction.  Quite honestly, I have been fascinated to read the various responses that many … Continue reading

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