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Nicole’s Letter Essay #3: The Giver

Recently, I had the time to re-read the book “The Giver”, an 180-page dystopian fiction novel by Lois Lowry, which was originally published in 1993. I have read this book once before in 6th grade but, felt the need to read it again because I had completely forgotten what it was about. Also, because I … Continue reading Nicole’s Letter Essay #3: The Giver

Gabi, Where Are You From?

I’m from days on the beach, attempting to tan my Scottish-Irish skin, but soon giving in to the calling surf.   I’m from sword fights in the basement, the clash of plastic against plastic that will determine which brother controls the video console.   I’m from firefly nights on the back porch, with creaky swings … Continue reading Gabi, Where Are You From?

James B, Where Are You From?

I’m from a small neighborhood where we wave at every car that goes by and kids playing in the gravel street and down at our little pond in the heat of summer as boogie boards and stand up paddle boards splash through the water.   I’m from a tan house where there is always either … Continue reading James B, Where Are You From?

book trailer: Holes

Jake and Ian Stanley Yelnats is accused of a crime he never committed and is left with a choice of going to jail or working at Camp Green Lake, where warden makes the boys “build character” by spending all day, every day, digging holes: five feet wide and five feet deep. What they don’t know … Continue reading book trailer: Holes