Tag Archives: stories

First Crossing: Stories about Teen Immigration (Part 2)

First Crossing is a collection of stories.  Because I found it best to review each story separately, this is the second day of coverage for this title.  The first 5 stories can be found here. Whether you’re reading it straight … Continue reading

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First Crossing: Stories about Teen Immigrants (Part 1)

First Crossing is an anthology of short stories about immigration, which includes works by some fabulous authors.  I’m going to do the content ratings separately by story since many teachers pull individual pieces for class.  I’ll be covering the volume … Continue reading

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Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger

Yet another installment of the Wayside School series.  After two hundred and forty three days, the yard teacher, Louis, has finally fixed up the school after a cow invasion.  The students are relieved to be back, but soon learn that … Continue reading

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Wayside School is Falling Down

Mrs. Jewls’s class returns in Wayside School is Falling Down.  The characters from Sideways Stories from Wayside School are back, but they’re joined by some new friends this time around.  Following the same 30 chapter, 30 short story format as … Continue reading

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Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Louis Sachar restores my faith that it is possible to write something hilarious about school without completely demeaning both children and teachers.  I made it exactly six pages into this before I laughed out loud.  Wayside school is a bit … Continue reading

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