Holiday Gift Ideas: Books

If you need a gift idea, check out these suggestions for books: Our friends at Wellesley Books offer suggestions in a range of genres: The Reason You’re Alive by Matthew Quick (the author of The Silver Lining Playbook)  is an irreverent yet incredibly heartfelt story about a Vietnam vet trying to make amends and set his life right after waking up from serious brain surgery.  David Granger ...

Great Summer Reads for High School Students Available at Wellesley Books

With summer approaching, it is the perfect time to select some books to read on the beach this summer. Our friends at Wellesley Books offer recommendations addressing a range of topical issues in a range of genres:If you are SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS, read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson who writes about his experiences as a death row lawyer in Alabama. Stevenson traces one particular case as a way to shed ...

Holiday Gift Ideas: Books

If you need a gift idea, check out these suggestions for books! Our friends at Wellesley Books offer suggestions in a range of genres: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead gives us a terrifying glimpse into an imagined past in which each state was able to pass its own laws in regard to slavery and treatment of people of color. The underlying fear of white southerners that the slaves population ...

Raising Our Kids to Be Healthy Adults

As a high school student in the USA today there is a lot of pressure to be number one—the best student, the most talented athlete, an amazing musician. Aside from the obvious pressure this puts on a child, the problem is that being number one does not predict happiness and success. Ned Hallowell, psychiatrist and author, discusses the attitudes that are predictors for success—confidence, grit, ...

Wellesley Books: Recommended Summer Reading

With summer approaching, it is the perfect time to select some books to read on the beach or on the porch with a tall glass of lemonade. With the volume of homework you manage all year it can be hard to find time to read for pleasure. Remember the joy you get from reading a riveting story and not wanting to put it down? Our friends at Wellesley Books offer recommendations in a range of genres:AND ...

Holiday Gift Ideas for Teens

If you need gift ideas for teens, check out these suggestions for books and technology: Books: Our friends at Wellesley Books offer suggestions in a range of genres: The Three-Year Swim Club by Julie Checkoway. If you enjoyed Boys in the Boat, you will like The Three Year Swim Club.  A revolutionary teacher turns swim coach and trains generations of Hawaiian sharecroppers’ children into world ...

Ideas For Fun Summer Reading

With summer approaching, it is the perfect time to select some books to read on the beach or on the porch with a tall glass of lemonade. With the volume of homework you manage all year it can be hard to find time to read for pleasure. Remember the joy you get from reading a riveting story and not wanting to put it down? Our friends at Wellesley Books offer recommendations in a range of genres: Boys ...

Holiday Gift Ideas for Teens

If you need gift ideas for teens, check out these suggestions for technology, games and books. Tech Gifts Beats Pill Portable Speakers offer 15 hours of play and can charge and connect to any phone. The Mophie charger offers a compact design that attaches to a key ring so you never have to worry about losing power and not being able to text or return a parent’s call! Games Lily Lejeune, buyer ...

Summer Reading Recommendations

Sara Romer For most high school students, there are about ten weeks of summer sandwiched between the SATs, ACTs, the spring finals rush, and the start of school, including the full-fledged admission application season that unfolds for seniors in the fall. Ten weeks to relax and reflect; to connect with friends and family in ways the school calendar doesn’t often allow. Yes, there’s even time ...

Rising Seniors Recommend their Favorite Books

If you are like most high school students, summer is your time for pleasure reading Each year, we ask our clients who are soon to be seniors to name their favorite books. Some of their suggestions are below along with additional recommendations in the genre.   Best Sellers Turned Films. Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being A Wallflower is the coming-of-age story of Charlie whose letters ...
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