Mary Kate Benedick

15 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | 2 Followers | @MaryKateBen6rmj | Keep up with Mary Kate Benedick on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mary Kate Benedick”

This Young Adult novel captures grief without cliches

Writing about grief is notoriously tricky. Everyone experiences it differently; people grieve in private and vastly different ways. Some shut down. …

Jay Asher to Write a New Young Adult Novel

<b>Jay Asher</b> has signed a deal with Penguin Young Readers. In the past, he has written two young adult novels: Thirteen Reasons Why and The Future of Us …

Christmas Trees

Simon & Schuster Launches a Young Adult Fiction Website Called Riveted

Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing has launched a new young adult literature-themed website called Riveted. The creatives behind this venture …

Books

Why I let my children read books about upsetting things

“Mommy, did you know a man shot a lot of little kids in a school a few days ago?” my oldest son asked during dinner.<p>I sputtered, choking on my mashed potatoes. It was December 2012, a week after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. My son Colin was in first grade. We live …

Blues advance, Predators force Game 7

<b>BROUWER NETS GAME-WINNER AS BLUES DETHRONE DEFENDING CHAMPS</b><p>Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal at 8:31 of the third period to help the St. …

What a shot! 29 amazing sports photos

Take a look at 29 amazing sports photos from April 19 through April 25.

Datsyuk waiting on Worlds to decide future

<b>DETROIT -</b> Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk said he will wait until after the 2016 IIHF World Championship to make his decision on whether he …

The American Civil War: 7 facts and fictions

It was America's bloodiest clash, claiming more than 620,000 lives. Yet, argues novelist David Sanger, the American Civil War is often romanticised – …

Teaching Shakespeare to Generation Geek

<b>1. Flawed characters and dual lives</b><p>Look under the surface of any superhero and we see a person who is torn between their desires and their …

Comics

An Open Letter to High School Students

While I am only one teacher voicing one humble teacher's opinion, this is a letter intended for high school students everywhere. Maybe this applies to you and maybe not. Maybe you read it and think back to your high school days and realize, "that was so me." Maybe not. Either way, read this with an …

Education-2025 - The Classroom of the Future

The Classroom of the Future<p>The Physical Space<p>The days of classrooms where a teacher desk sits at the front of the classroom and students’ desks are …

Digital Literacy: Teaching Infographics, a sub-genre

During the past few months, I have had the pleasure of teaching a Digital Storytelling course. The focus was on how students can use digital modes to …

Romantic dystopian fiction is setting feminism back a century

Romance is killing my love of young adult fiction. I grew up reading writers such as Joan Aiken or Susan Cooper, who focused on giving their female …

Not the future after all: the slow demise of young adult dystopian sci-fi films

The Divergent Series: Allegiant is the latest genre effort to fail at the box office, and trend could leave such films with female protagonists in cinema purgatory<p>It’s easy to forget the impact The Hunger Games had when it first hit cinemas in 2012. Here was a brutal vision of America under a North …

Box Office