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crhealey

crhealey

Joined October 2016

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Trying to carb up in preparation for finally finishing this book. It‘s been a slog but more because I find the content depressing than anything having to do with the writing. #solosaturday #needenergy

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They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book is so powerful and has so many poignant observations on the nature of democracy and I am so excited to begin working it into my curriculum! #readitinaday #graphicmemoir #teachersoflitsy

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They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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I have a free first period so instead of grading, I‘m enjoying my coffee and reading this graphic memoir in hopes of being able to integrate it into the WWII unit for my 8th graders in the spring #teachersoflitsy #survivingnovember #teachcaffeinaterepear

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Between the first half of the Pats game, this book on the depressing state of our politics and my messy house, I have given myself quite the case of self-inflicted #sundayscaries 😱

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First time ever working with the #enneagram. We are spending our next staff retreat day focused on it and I was reading this in preparation. Turns out I am a pretty obvious number 9 and I believe I have an 8 wing. #teachersoflitsy

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Long weekend Sunday nights...not a piece of grading in sight. Just the Good Place and a library book. #nosundayscaries

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Come Juneteenth | Ann Rinaldi
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This book is strange & made me very angry. It tries to grapple w/ the choice many white Texans made to not tell their slaves that they had been freed until 1865 (Juneteenth). In creating drama, Rinaldi centers the story on the premise “if only we told the slaves they were free” instead of “if only we didn‘t ascribe to this racist institution” and seemingly unintentionally absolves its white characters of any agency w/ in the story. #soproblematic

crhealey Not sure the character limit or my mental energy can truly capture how much of the Lost Cause ideology and glorification of Southern tradition is present in the book. Even the end, which attempts to demonstrate growth for the characters is inherently racist and problematic as well. 1mo
crhealey And I like Ann Rinaldi‘s other works! I don‘t remember them all being this problematic! #rantover 1mo
Chrissyreadit I think sometimes I need to know these books exist as proof that the crazy rascist way of thinking is alive, well and in many places still being taught. I have had people try to tell me it doesn‘t exist. One of the reasons I stopped Facebook. 1mo
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New notebook, a face mask and a library book are my ingredients for sick day recovery. Happy to go see my students tomorrow and tell them what I‘ve learned from reading this. Probably should have started sooner 😂 #teachersoflitsy #middleschoolgermsgalore

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Best title card ever? 🤣🤣

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Catch and Kill | Ronan Farrow
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Project “Get my life together” was derailed by this important, engrossing read. #mylifesamess #friendofthepod #metoo

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Interesting but insanely overwritten. #sloggedmywaythrough #iteachhistory

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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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❤️

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replaced some of the books I culled with new ones from the library book sale! #bookhaul #Iwasgoodipromise

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Culling the collection of books that still remains at my parents and even though I don‘t live there, the process is painful! #downsizing #sad

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I‘ve switched to red wine but my Friday night plans haven‘t really changed. #finallyfallweather #actuallyanoreaster

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Guest Book | Sarah Blake
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Today is a godawful miserable day that basically nothing could cheer up but I am looking forward to the day I can enjoy my Instagram giveaway wins! Thanks Flatiron books.

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#alwaysbereading #iteachmiddle When your students are having swimming lessons....

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A little Monday morning reading at the podium. #supervisingDEAR #modelinggoodbehavior

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No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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Mehso-so

Loooongggg exposition/beginning, good middle, meh ending. ⭐️⭐️

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#SHEroSunday #seltzersunday

One of the most important books I‘ve ever read. This details Dr. Burke Harris‘s journey to develop treatments for toxic stress and integrating the ACE study into her pediatric practice. As a teacher working in a trauma informed school, it was so helpful for my education and I could not recommend it more!

#teachersofLitsy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Grand Union: Stories | Zadie Smith
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Thursday #bookmail surprise! Apparently, I won this #arc from goodreads. I had no idea until it arrived in the mail!

charl08 Nice surprise! 3mo
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No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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Sunday afternoons of football and lesson planning and some reading for fun are back. Finding this book a little difficult to get into but I‘m sticking with it for now! #GoPats

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Bud, Not Buddy | Christopher Paul Curtis
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Filling in my middle grade gaps... #teachersofLitsy #iteachmiddle

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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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Just a beautifully written story.

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Pax | Sara Pennypacker
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Waiting out a neighborhood power outage at Starbucks where I am supposed to be catching up on my students‘ summer reading books but I‘m instead totally enthralled by the 1619 project from the New York Times. #nowreading #backtoschool

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Are the pages warped because I spilled my water on it three months ago or because I cried a gallon of tears reading it this weekend? 🤷🏻‍♀️

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The Wordy Shipmates | Sarah Vowell
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Not sure I ever understood what the central premise of this was supposed to be so I found some parts to drag and other parts seemed cut short. I would have liked to know more about how Vowell experiences this history and not necessarily a (humorous) retelling of the history.

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Wordy Shipmates | Sarah Vowell
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Learned my lesson from the other day, when my cousin begged me to come over and hang out because I was the “best babysitter ever” and promptly ignored me for her friend on FaceTime and I was stranded without my book. I really should bring my book no matter what, even when I think I‘m cool enough to hang out with! 😂😂😂 #royalsobsession #cousinoncall

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The Address | Fiona Davis
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The Wordy Shipmates | Sarah Vowell
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At home in the land of the Puritans... #beachweek #newengland #southshorema

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#weekendreads with a side of fresh picked blueberries. #summer

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❤️❤️❤️❤️

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I learned so much reading this book about global migration and subsequent urban planning policies. Though because this book was written in 2011, when the author would make predictions about the rosy future of global immigration, I found myself saying “if only you knew.” But this book concisely and comprehensively provides readers with a way to look at the geopolitical implications of people moving into the world‘s cities. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Too hot to go outside but I couldn‘t stay in my house for one second longer so I made my way to Starbucks. #bookandbrew #heatwave

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They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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So it‘s only July but this #teacherofLitsy already knows what she is putting on the faculty Christmas list: a class set of these! My 8th graders were totally engrossed by Takei‘s TED talk and I think having these would be such a great supplement to the WWII unit. #middlegrade

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The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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Reading a #goodreadsgiveaway in a timely fashion for once! I‘m really enjoying it so far as well! #summerreading #beachreads

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The Vineyard: A Novel | Maria Duenas
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#dnf for now. Summer‘s too short to spend plodding through a novel that doesn‘t seem to be going anywhere. I‘ll probably pick it back up in the winter when I am dreaming of warm settings.

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Maisie Dobbs (Anniversary) | Jacqueline Winspear
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Mehso-so

Beachy blue with a pop of sunshine!

This series will definitely be a library series from here on out. I enjoyed the book just fine but have no real sense of urgency to go pick up the next one. I found the whole premise of how Maisie got so deeply involved in the story to be unrealistic but I appreciated the pay off.

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Exit West | Mohsin Hamid
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My “I went to the DMV so I deserve this” #bookhaul

Bookwormjillk Ha! That‘s awesome 👏 5mo
CouronneDhiver Nice work! 5mo
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The Vineyard: A Novel | Maria Duenas
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Important.

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Wavered between thinking this story was overwritten and being completely drawn in by quotes like this. Overall, I loved the story and appreciated it for what it was doing⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. #nowreading #pride #yalit

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June | Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
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#morebooksmonday Using a surprise gift card for two summer reads that fit two of my favorite but diametrically opposed genres. Nonfiction about the current refugee crisis, an issue about which I am passionate, and fiction about rich old families in the summer.

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Victoria's Daughters | Jerrold M. Packard
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Too tired to even haul my butt to the beach so in between naps on my parents‘ front lawn, I read this decadent (though oddly full of typos) book that caters to my royals obsession.

#teachersoflitsy #almosttheendofschool #weekendreads

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When We Left Cuba | Chanel Cleeton
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#summerreads 🌊🌊🌊

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When you get pulled into emergency babysitting (because your friend is in labor!) and you don‘t have time to pack an overnight bag, it‘s nice to know that Harry is occupying space in most homes and is ready and waiting for you. #potterhead #weekendreads #hogwartswillbetheretowelcomeyouhome