What we’re reading: Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri

What we’re reading: Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri

When I spotted Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri in nearly every "best of" YA list for 2020, I was first struck by the title. It's a phrase I remembered from Tolkien, made especially poignant to me after the death of my son's best friend. We've clung to these words through the darkest forests of [...]

How to read “Pride and Prejudice” along with the BBC miniseries

How to read “Pride and Prejudice” along with the BBC miniseries

This winter I'm reading through one of my favorite books of all time, Pride & Prejudice, with my thirteen-year-old daughter for her homeschool literature course. It's the perfect time of year for it, when we can pull up blankets by the fireplace and read out loud to each other...kind of like the Bennett sisters would have done. [...]

Free biography unit study for every kind of teacher! Thank you for all you’re doing.

Free biography unit study for every kind of teacher! Thank you for all you’re doing.

To every teacher out there right now who's trying to just figure this whole mess out, we see you! We hear you! From classroom teachers trying to navigate Zoom lessons to unexpected homeschool moms trying to fill your days, we know it's crazy hard right now, and we want to make it easier for you. [...]

We wrote a book!

We wrote a book!

As writers, editors, and parents, Kate and I stay up to date on new children's book releases. After seeing Goodnight Stories for  Rebel Girls and a number of similar titles slide across our desks, we noticed that there was a gap when it came to empowering books for boys. Yes, maybe that's because boys have [...]