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"Written in Bone:Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland" by Sally M. Walker

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Friday, July 2, 2010,


Sally M. Walker's "Written In Bone:  Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland" provides a strong, compelling picture of the value of forensic archeology, written in an appealing and engaging manner.  Walker makes good use of photographs and illustrations to explain how archeologists do their work.  Her analysis goes far to make the case for why such studies matter.

Walker builds her analysis around three central questions that she asks of the archeological remains that she discusses:
  1. Wh...

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"My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, & Fenway Park" by Steve Kluger

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Sunday, December 27, 2009,


Imagine a novel set in a high school, with three main characters:  two boys and a girl.  Now imagine that I told you it was in the style of a classic teen romance.  All of these statements are true.  But my guess is that you imagined it all wrong.

Kluger has written a terrific teen romance for the modern age.  The two boys, TC and Augie, have called each other "brother" since they chose to become brothers at age six.  TC is a rabid Red Sox fan, while Augie's taste runs more toward musical thea...
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"Charles and Emma" by Deborah Heiligman

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Sunday, November 1, 2009,

“Charles and Emma:  The Darwins’ Leap of Faith” by Deborah Heiligman provides an interesting contrast to the average biography for adolescents.  Her subjects are not the latest pop or athletic stars, nor are they the people regularly assigned as projects in literature classes.  Instead, Heiligman looks at the way that Charles and Emma Darwin, as a couple, negotiated their sens...


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“Into the Wild Nerd Yonder: My Life on the Dork Side” by Julie Halpern

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Sunday, October 11, 2009,

The process of growing up requires just that—growing and changing and sometimes becoming someone completely new and completely different.  In the teen novel “Into the Wild Nerd Yonder,” author Julie Halpern explores that metamorphosis, both for the good and the bad it can bring. 

 

Our narrator is Jessie, a sophomore in high school who faces some awkward and difficult choic...


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Lydia Schultz I am a school librarian and part-time college English teacher. I hope to review many of the books I read, both in the context of my research about children's books as well as in my pursuit of recreational reading. I want to share what I read--so what else is new?

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