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Young Adult Dystopian Fiction That Feels Pretty Real. SANCTUARYBy Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher320 pp.

Young Adult Dystopian Fiction That Feels Pretty Real

Putnam. $17.99. We first meet the 16-year-old Colombian immigrant Valentina González Ramirez in 2032 as she watches a livestream of a teenage girl in a burnt-out field between Tijuana and San Diego being blown to bits by an exploding land mine while border patrol agents with AK-87s glare at her from atop the Wall. This fans the flames of already rampant racism in an America where a president in his third term has ordered identification chips implanted in citizens’ wrists to weed out undocumented immigrants.

Vali and her family crossed into California 12 years earlier, not long before the president was elected to his second term. English & Media Centre. BackWednesday 1 Jul 2020 11:37 am As usual, this is an eclectic list of things EMC staff have read and enjoyed recently.

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We seem to have had very different experiences of reading during lockdown with some of us reading more than usual, some of us less than usual. Homeschooling children, periods of furlough, or just inclination have all been a factor. How about you? What would you add to the list? Black, Listed: Black British Culture Explored. Lit2Go ETC. Michelle Kuo: The healing power of reading. Tana French's Murder Squad Series is Your Perfect Binge Read. When it was released in 2007 I read In the Woods, Tana French’s debut novel about a detective in Dublin whose new case may be connected to the disappearance of his childhood best friends decades earlier.

Tana French's Murder Squad Series is Your Perfect Binge Read

It was a creepy and atmospheric crime novel with the perfect blend of psychological character study and procedural nuts-and-bolts cop thriller. Since then, French has released a new book in the series every 2 years or so. While all the books involve murders in and around Dublin, the main character changes from book to book. Did you get attached to Rob Ryan, the melancholy narrator of In the Woods? 22 Ambassadors Recommend the One Book to Read Before Visiting Their Co. Preparing for a visit to a foreign country can be overwhelming, with no shortage of things to figure out before you go. Where should you eat? Where should you stay?

What do you tip? Even harder to gather than this service information, however, is a sense of cultural understanding. With this in mind, language learning app Babbel asked some foreign ambassadors to the U.S. Note: "H.E. " stands for His or Her Excellency, the official title for ambassadors to the U.S. All products featured on Condé Nast Traveler are independently selected by our editors. Best first lines from books. Reading Memes. The blog of The Reader. Book Hedgehog ∙ How To by Kelly S. on Cut Out. Creating and Managing a Classroom Library. The end of my fifth year of teaching is fast approaching (June 12th!)

Creating and Managing a Classroom Library

Which means it’s time to reflect, relax, and read. It’s also that time of year when I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I get all (or most) of my books back and realize how much more my library has grown. Origami Kusudama Flower Folding Instructions - How to make an Origami Kusudama Flower. Kusudama (translated as "medicine ball") were traditionally used as incense and poutpurri, from real flowers or herbs.

Origami Kusudama Flower Folding Instructions - How to make an Origami Kusudama Flower

Decorative kusudama are made by using folded paper origami units glued together. These instructions show how to make a simple kusudama flower. Twelve (12) of these flowers can be glued together to make a ball. Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page! You can watch our origami kusudama flower video instructions, or check out the step-by-step photos below. Origami Kusudama Flower Step 1: Start with a 6 inch x 6 inch (15cm x 15cm) square origami paper, color side down. Fold paper in half on the horizontal diagonal axis. Origami Kusudama Flower Step 2: Now fold both the right and left corners to the top. Origami Kusudama Flower Step 3: Now fold the edge BD onto the edge DE. Repeat on the left side: Repeat the squash fold on the left side: Origami Kusudama Flower Step 5: Fold down both tips.

Book: How to Read More Effectively. 55 Thoughts for English Teachers. All of a sudden, I have been teaching public school English for a decade.

55 Thoughts for English Teachers

Why am I surprised? I never thought I would be a high school teacher. I never took education courses. Only now am I beginning to reconcile my different professional selves: teacher, adjunct professor, and writer. For years I avoided writing about my full-time profession. I didn’t avoid writing about teaching because I was ashamed of my profession, though I am aware that save for a handful of other teacher-writers scattered around the country, the majority of my literary peers work in higher education or publishing.

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