Welcome to 2020! That means it’s time for my annual reading wrap-up and goals post. (I read through December 31st. What’s with all the best of the year stuff coming out at the beginning of December?) I refuse to participate in Best-Of-The Decade This year was…long. Some of these books I look at and think, … More 2019 Reading Wrap-Up and 2020 goals! (With charts!)
Liberty Johansen is going to change the way we look at the night sky. Most people see the old constellations, the things they’ve been told to see. But Liberty sees new patterns, pictures, and possibilities. She’s an exception. Some other exceptions: Her dad, who gave her the stars. Who moved out months ago and hasn’t … More The Year We Fell From Space: Mental Health and Surrealism in Middle Grade
That’s a quote from Back to the Future…a movie from the 80s I’ve actually seen. We’ve been in an 80s pop-culture nostalgia moment for a while now, amplified by Stranger Things (a show I mostly enjoy, though not for that reason), endless remakes and reboots and sequels, Guardians of the Galaxy‘s soundtrack, and other 80-set … More “But your kids are gonna love it”: Introducing the 80s movies project!