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Book vs Show: Can a TV Show Ever be as Good as the Book?

Recently, I've been thinking about TV show adaptations of books. Has there ever been a TV adaptation as good as or, dare I say better than, the book? Let's find out...

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Thankless for Thanksgiving, But in a Good Way

Thanksgiving is the combination of two simple words: thanks and giving. However, have you ever noticed how the tradition of giving thanks, which should be selfless, tends toward the self-centered?

Ten for Tuesday: 10 Great Books Featuring Inspirational Teachers

This weekend in Washington, DC, there will be a march. Shocking I know. This is a good one though. It's a march for public education. In honor of the cause, here are 10 great books about inspirational teachers, the lifeblood of our public education system.

Guest Blog: Teacher Knows Best! The ABCs of Summer Reading Inspiration for Kids

It's summertime, which for many kids means hazy, lazy days diving into pools and bike rides until sunset. But, you don't want to just let those developing brains wither away in the hot sun! Learn how to get a book under those sunblock covered noses from someone who knows best - a teacher.

Wear Red for Ed(ucation): A Story of How One Book and One Teacher Changed My Life

My daughter and I dressed all in red today (and a little pink for me). Why? Because I’m devoted to supporting all the teachers out there by “wearing red for public ed(ucation).” In honor of this demonstration of support for the importance of public schools and their teachers, here’s a very personal story about how one public school teacher changed my life.

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