Meet Danitra Brown, “the most splendiferous girl in town”

 “Choose whatever box you like, Mike. Just don’t put me in one, son. Believe me, I won’t fit.”  ― Nikki Grimes, Bronx Masquerade  Named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book as well as an ALA Notable Book, this touching collection of 13 poems about two African American girls named Zuri Jackson and Danitra Brown, is…

10th and 11th Grade Creative Writing Syllabus

High School students need teachers who encourage self-confidence and who help them develop an honest writing voice. They also need to hone their skills in proofreading, revision, and correct word and style usage, according to  Creative Writing Handbook by Jay Amberg and Mark Larson. Here is a syllabus that I will use this summer: Course Description: …

#beatcoachpete could be the biggest field ever #photo

Off they go to #beatcoachpete could be the biggest field ever.… — Justin Corr (@JCorrKTVB) April 13, 2013 I’m heading over to the finish line. How many people will Beat Coach Pete this year? #beatcoachpete — YoungPeoplesPavilion (@Young_Pavilion) April 13, 2013  

Liveblog: Follow the Beat Coach Pete Race Here!

by Michael Strickland “The Book Bear” It is rainy in Boise, but that hasn’t stopped people from marching in for this race. A representative from Boise State university recreation services just confirmed to me that 2,200 people have registered. I’m here and will be doing a Liveblog. My posts will be on our Twitter account….

Young People’s Pavilion to Serve as Official Liveblog for Beat Coach Pete Race

by Michael Strickland “The Book Bear” BOISE, ID: Alain Rodrigue,  Associate Director of Recreational Sports at Boise State University, announced that YOUNG PEOPLE’S PAVILION will be the official blog of the Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run/Walk. We will be updating you with facts, opportunities to give, restaurant promotions and donations, and other colorful commentary before,…