Tag Archive: History

Learning from Your Mistakes…or Not!

by

Here comes another great title from Georgia Bragg. How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous (May 2014) follows her 2011 popular book How They Croaked: the Awful Ends of… Continue reading

Classroom Picks

by

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to volunteer as a classroom aide in a small private school here in the Twin Cities, and I often find myself paying special attention to… Continue reading

Women’s History Month Marches Forward

by

For good reason, March is Women’s History Month. One hundred years ago on March 3, 1913, more than 5,000 suffragists marched in Washington, D.C., underscoring what was called “a national policy of nagging”… Continue reading

Book Review: Freaks

by

Freaks by Kieran Larwood. March 2013. 9780545474245. Gr. 6-8. There are a lot of great new books out there.  I am always amazed at the variety and diversity of books for kids; it… Continue reading

Fantastic History Biographies

by

As a lover of history, I’m also a big fan of biographies. They allow us a glimpse into a person’s life and the time period they lived in. And the truly great biographers… Continue reading

Book Review: Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’ : A History of American Musical Instrument Makers

by

Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’ : A History of American Musical Instrument Makers by Susan VanHecke. Boyds Mills Press. 2011. Fender probably isn’t a household name for most people, but if you happen to be… Continue reading

Trailblazing Women

by

You may not know their names, but these women are worth knowing. Freshen up your Women’s History Month displays with these picture books about lesser-known female trailblazers. I had no idea who Maria… Continue reading