Search Results: "Foxfire Students"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Every school needs a Foxfire project of its own. Here's a blueprint and instruction manual, as well as ideal bedside reading for those seeking the simple life."
A combined scrapbook, best-of anthology and nostalgic look backward celebrating the homespun birth of the Foxfire empire. Read full book review >

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FOXFIRE by Karen Kincy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"An enjoyable, mystical coming-of-age, complete with quick getaways, motorcycle chases and no distraction from the already-established, comfortable romance. (Paranormal romance. 13-15)"
Kincy serves up this series entry blessedly free from the Other novels' usual heavy-handed racism metaphors, finally offering the characters a straightforward action-adventure. Read full book review >

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STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY by Harvey Pekar
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"Learned, passionate and accessible history of the first order, casting a critical but mostly benevolent eye on an often-contradictory movement."
The story of the legendary 1960s student-activist group, in words and pictures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 1999

"When words mean too much, they ultimately mean too little."
A passionate argument that moral education should be seen as an intrinsic part of high school life suffers from the very abstraction the authors seek to avoid. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE BEST COLLEGE STUDENTS DO by Ken Bain
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 2012

"A soundly encouraging guide for college students to think deeply and for as long as it takes."
Bain (History and Academic Affairs/Univ. of the District of Columbia; What the Best College Teachers Do, 2004, etc.) taps into the experiences of dynamic, innovative individuals to tease out how their college experience shaped them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: July 5, 2011

"However, as a guide to dip into and peruse, it will be a solid and enjoyable resource for writers everywhere. (Reference. 12 & up)"
As she does in previous volumes—Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (2008) and The Grammar Devotional (2009)—Fogarty affects an earnest and upbeat tone to dissuade those who think a grammar book has to be "annoying, boring, and confusing" and takes on the role of "grammar guide, intent on demystifying grammar." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALTH
Released: Nov. 26, 1993

"Glossary; further reading (including some middle-grade fiction); resources; index. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
Addressing himself to young people like the patients he advises (and suggesting that if his simple text is too difficult, a parent can share it aloud), a pediatrician discusses the nature of learning disabilities, describes the several types, offers specific strategies for compensation and remediation, and issues a sympathetic but no-nonsense pep-talk: a good attitude and self- esteem are all-important; gains can be made, but there will be difficulties, and perseverance is essential. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Despite the author's failure to heed his own minimalist advice, Gardner's thought-provoking vision of what schools ought to be should interest anyone who is concerned about the way they are now."
An exhaustive—and sometimes exhausting—analysis of education's purpose across time, distance, and discipline, by an author who insists, paradoxically, that when it comes to learning, less is more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHALK ARTIST by Allegra Goodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A very relevant love story with strong crossover possibilities for teen readers."
In Boston, an idealistic schoolteacher gets her artist boyfriend a job with her father's video game company even as she's losing a promising student to the addiction of gaming. Read full book review >