Category Archive: Biography

Adult Crossover Nonfiction for High Schools


I promised a list of adult nonfiction to suggest to high school readers (or their teachers) to go with the post on crossover fiction.  All of these titles can be read for interest,… Continue reading

Bios: The Ones Your Students WANT To Read!

by Zach K.

Teaching Picture Books in MS/HS


As someone who has only taught secondary education, I can’t help but see every book through that middle school/high school lens…even picture books. And, oh how fun it is! As an adult, I… Continue reading

Picture Book Biographies


As a child, I loved biographies. I especially remember that my very small school had a series of chapter book biographies with orange covers, and I read them all. They were great tales… Continue reading

Using Memoirs in the Secondary Classroom


If I could have one lasting impact on the world, it would be to spread a deep understanding of others, which I believe would undoubtedly grow compassion. If we understood every aspect of… Continue reading

Summer + Water = Fun!


As a youngster, my June-August months were spent at my grandparents’ lake cabin (pictured above) in the little north-MN town of Aitkin, MN.  While “the cabin” offered a variety of activities in which… Continue reading

How You Play The Game(s)


Not long ago, fellow blogger Anna featured some videogame-centric titles in this post.  While reading that entry, it really got me thinking about some of the great memories I also experienced as a… Continue reading

The Weaker Sex? Not These Women!


A couple weeks ago Leslie posted an article on women’s struggle to gain their rights, especially the right to vote—a struggle that it is important for us to remember at least once a… Continue reading

Play Ball!


  “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball.  I’ll tell you what I do: I stare out the window and wait for spring” (Rogers Hornsby) Nary a week… Continue reading

Hoorah for women!


While realizing March is Women’s History month and recalling it took until 1920 for women to receive equal voting status with men, many feel one gender is still advantaged. The women’s movement took… Continue reading