Last night, I went to see As You Like It as part of the Shakespeare in the Park series. I had never read nor seen this play before, so I wasn't quite s...
As this past week kicked off the first official day of summer, as well as several days where many of us toiled over which friend with an air conditioner to call next, it would appear that it is also time to talk about summer reading. It seems to be viewed as a time when we can kick back and read for "fun" -- those guilty pleasure reads or books that have been ...
This past weekend, I went on a Big Onion Walking Tour of Historic Brooklyn Heights. The tour ended at the Brooklyn Historical Society where we received a very brief orientation of the Othmer Library. This particular library has th...
As someone who often quite literally judges books by their covers, this particular title and cover jumped out at me: The Sly Company of People Who Care by Rahul Bhattacharya. That ...
Title: Closing the achievement gap : how to reach limited-formal-schooling and long-term English learners
Authors: Yvonne S. Freeman, David E. Freeman & Sandra Mercuri
Title: White middle-class identities and urban schooling
Authors: Diane Reay, Gill Crozier, David James
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
St. Patrick's Day is typically marked with shamrocks, Irish music, Guinness, and lots and lots of green (like this photo of the Chicago River). Many people, regardless of ancestral heritage, celebrate this Irish cultural festivity around the world. But what does (and did) it mean to be Irish, particularly in the United States?
In the m...
Title: Teaching Second Language Reading
Author: Thom Hudson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2007
Unless you've been intentionally living in deep seclusion over these past months, you have heard of this thing called Occupy Wall Street. (If you have not heard of this, please let me know how you have been able to accomplish this level of seclusion. I've got finals coming up...) So assuming you have heard of OWS and its various count...
Title: Walk Two Moons
Author: Sharon Creech
Call Number: World Wide Web
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After her mother leaves home suddenly, Sal and he...