Friday, April 18, 2008

After Tupac and D Foster

While reading the book After Tupac and D Foster, I kept thinking back to all my fantastic trips to NYC. I wished I could go sit on the stoop with the girls. Or jump rope with them. Woodson has done such a good job with setting in this novel.

I also thought back to my HS days (or maybe jr high) when Tupac was a huge star. I remember how he was always in the news. And these are the memories from a small town white girl. I had to go to project playlist and search for the Tupac songs the girls talked about in the book. This book would be perfect for a playlist!

Overall, it was a short read...with short chapters. It was highly readable. I hope it ends up on the Quick Picks for reluctant readers list.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Down Time!

This post is dedicated to Jen...

In my mucho mucho spare time (haha) I have been crocheting a little. The book that has inspired me the most is called Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet.

I hadn't planned on doing a crochet program this summer for my teens...but I am doing a knitting program. But wouldn't it be so fun to make these little creatures for a program?

Here is my bunny: (and yes, she's wearing blush!)