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 ...

Caitlin McGill Earns Writing Accolades

 Many of our high school senior clients know Caitlin McGill, who joined Educational Advocates as a part-time writing specialist in 2013, because she has reviewed and commented on their near-final Common Application essays. What students may not know is that, beyond editing, Caitlin is an accomplished writer. She recently returned from Bread Loaf at Middlebury College, the oldest and one of the most ...

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 ...

Books For Your Library

With so much emphasis in our culture on college admissions, more and more titles on a variety of related topics are published each year. Here are a few books that are worth a second look. The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development by Harvard’s Richard Weissbourd cautions that we are doing our children a disservice by driving them ...

Holiday Book Suggestions

In addition to usual end-of-the-semester rush involving final exams and projects, many of us still have to face the daunting task of holiday shopping. To help you with this, here are some of the best bookswe have read this year. Meta Maus – Art Spiegelman revisits his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel in this work that is part scrapbook and part behind-the-scenes commentary. Those Guys Have ...

Can E-Readers Replace Textbooks? Your Mileage May Vary…

In a generous (if perhaps futile) attempt to get me to stop buying so many physical books, my family chipped in to purchase a Nook Simple Touch for my birthday. Upon first inspection, the device seemed perfect for me. It is light, has an intuitive interface (to turn a page, I just swipe my finger across it), and has plenty of space for books. It also lets me add pdf documents and books from Adobe Digital ...
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