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Summer Reading Lists: Bore, Chore, or Score?

By Eric Braun Whether the kids in your life love to read, hate to read, or, most likely, are somewhere in the middle, the answer to the titular question is largely up to us—the grown-ups, the makers and enforcers of … Continue reading

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Summertime and the Reading Is Easy

By Ann Camacho, editor of Bookmarked, a collection of teen essays Summer! Reading! Hmmm . . . what’s wrong with that sequence of words? Maybe your teenage students would tell you exactly what mine tell me: Summer has nothing to … Continue reading

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Teaching Literature through the Common Core

by Ann Camacho, author of Bookmarked Every year at the beginning of my American Literature class, I tell my students that “Books are the blueprints to living, the roadmaps of our lives,” and I mean it with all my heart. … Continue reading

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The Power to Promote Responsible Social Networking

by Judith C. Galas, coauthor of The Power to Prevent Suicide In the 1990s, schools went on high alert to help kids identify suicidal tendencies in themselves and others. They embraced a call to action that continues today through suicide … Continue reading

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Your Vote Matters, and Here’s Why

by Judge Tom Jacobs Dear readers: The following blog post was written by Free Spirit author Thomas A. Jacobs, J.D., for you to share with the teens and young adults in your lives prior to Election Day. We hope it … Continue reading

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