Tag Archive: Jack Gantos

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

ALA Mock Youth Media Awards – Kristin’s Picks


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

Book Review: Dead End in Norvelt


Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos. 2011. In this wacky mix of memoir and fiction, Jack Gantos—who is both the author and the protagonist—starts out by saying, “School was finally out and… Continue reading