Category Archive: Biography

Social Problems in World Cultures

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Social issues include such problems as poverty, gender issues, education, race, and crime.  Here are three adult cross-over titles that are appropriate—and interesting—for high school students. King Peggy : An American Secretary, Her… Continue reading

Common Core and the Language Arts Classroom

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Lately, whenever the topic of the Common Core State Standards comes up in conversations with educators, I don’t typically see enthusiastic responses. Everyone knows about the standards and understands that they mean a… Continue reading

Science Heroes

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Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, at least according to a recent Hot Topics list we created, but I can’t think of better heroes for kids than scientists.  Here are a few… Continue reading

GIRL SCOUTS: Happy 100th Birthday!

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In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low was inspired to found an organization for girls modeled on the Boy Scouts of America, which began in 1910 (both groups trace their origins to Lord Baden Powell’s… Continue reading

Women’s History Month

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What do Amelia Earhart, Sandra Day O’Connor and Dr. Sally K. Ride all have in common? They were all women that made a difference in women’s history. Amelia Earhart was the first woman… Continue reading

ALA Mock Youth Media Awards – Kristin’s Picks

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If you are anything like us, you are eagerly anticipating the ALA Youth Media Awards on January 23rd. It’s like the Oscars for librarians, and the Collection Development department at Mackin has definitely… Continue reading

Fantastic History Biographies

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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