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The Classical Method

by Teresa Scollon

Robert Kaye writes that he spent twenty years developing the musical improvisational method described in this book. What a shame that he did not spend another six months working with an editor to make the book readable. At the root of... Read More

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Impenitent Notes

by Teresa Scollon

“I’m here to recall what I never knew,” writes Baron Wormser in “Abandoned Asylum, Northampton, Massachusetts,” the final poem in this fine collection. While he may never have been there himself, Wormser’s poetry successfully... Read More

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An Invisible Rope

by Teresa Scollon

“We inhabit a world where history doesn’t matter,” writes scholar Cynthia Haven in the introduction to this collection of biographical essays. “As a result, we lose the ability to think and learn from the past…we only fetishize... Read More

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Miss Entropia and the Adam Bomb

by Teresa Scollon

If fiction is moved forward by getting its characters into deeper and deeper trouble, then George Rabasa’s latest novel is a speedy little car, following the misadventures of two lovable misfits. Thirteen-year-old Adam Webb falls in... Read More

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Terezin

by Teresa Scollon

Under Nazi rule, Terezín, a small town in Czechoslovakia, was transformed into a prison for Jewish people from 1941 to 1945. Tens of thousands of Jews were sent there before being transported east to Auschwitz. The Nazis used Terezín... Read More

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The Silk Road

by Teresa Scollon

The Silk Road connected China to the Mediterranean sea for centuries over a distance of more than 7,000 miles. Trade and travel along this route influenced culture, politics, and economies. This book introduces young readers to its story... Read More

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¡Olé! Flamenco

by Teresa Scollon

Flamenco, the “dramatic Spanish art of song, dance, and music,” originally practiced in Europe is brought to life here by a dance company in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This book introduces young readers to the history of this tradition,... Read More

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