The Classroom Bookshelf
September 13, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Even when I knew it was coming, hearing the medical team admit they’d reached the limit of what science and technology could do for a patient infuriated me, and while I provided the best care I could, I constantly wished I could do more…and thus, the idea of a Recovrancer was born.
August 26, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Funeral Girl is about sixteen-year-old Georgia Richter who lives in her family’s funeral home--she is literally surrounded by death, which doesn’t help her death anxiety. To make matters more difficult, she can speak to the dead.
July 16, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
"I did not know that I was dying," writes Cat Scully. Find out how her quest to get published grew more complex thanks to undetected heart failure.
April 7, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
Grief is a weird thing. It changes all the time, it's intensely personal while also being so universal, and you have to still try to live your regular life while hauling it around. Feder's book captures all of that and so much more.
January 21, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
This book is the perfect teenage take on THE GOOD PLACE, but with less frozen yogurt and more Jello.
April 2, 2019 by Amanda MacGregor
A father with ALS asks his daughter to do the nearly unthinkable in this moving exploration of mortality, family, and impossibly difficult decisions.
March 7, 2019 by Amanda MacGregor
This completely enjoyable story asks what you would do differently---or the same---if you got a second chance. Or a third, fourth, or twentieth chance. Readers who can suspend their disbelief and just go with the time loop premise will love this character-driven look at choices, consequences, and possibilities.
February 19, 2019 by Amanda MacGregor
The phrase "best friends forever" takes on new meaning for Dino and his former BFF July, who is not-dead, in this really readable, engaging, strange, poignant, and funny journey through a relationship autopsy.
September 5, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day. On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to […]
August 29, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Great music and great friendships aren’t always in harmony. Terence Kato is a prodigy bass player, but he’s determined to finish middle school on a high note. Life has other plans. In eighth grade, he’s forced to transfer from a private arts school to a public school, where the kids seemingly speak a […]
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Erika Thulin Dawes
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
by Colby Sharp
by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Enter your email address below to receive notifications of new blog posts by email.