William Golding's Lord of the Flies is one of my favourite novels to teach. There are so many details that I pick up on each year, new things to learn and new perspectives on characters and places, that I am always excited to pick it up again for another class of students. Even after ten years of teaching the novel, I am still finding new information to flesh out the narrative.
Where were the boys heading when they were evacuated from the atomic-bomb devastated UK?
It is generally understood that the boys crash landed on their way to Australia. Most people believe that they landed on an island in the Pacific when, in fact, I believe they didn’t make it that far. Watch the video for my reasons why...
Cherie Dimaline is a Metis author and editor and the most recent winner of both the 2017 Governor General's Young Adult Fiction Award and the 2017 Kirkus Prize. Her novel, THE MARROW THIEVES, is a speculative story that envisions a world that doesn't dream anymore and where indigenous people are hunted for their bone marrow.
Here I am unboxing a copy of the book!
I wear many hats and take on too much but I love every moment of being creatively busy. I also form opinions on a wide range of topics but social justice and fairness are strong themes that vein my narrative. Here is a collection of my thoughts, rants, ideas, musings, and writings.