Welcome to Utopia!

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good dystopian novel. My students love them. I love that I get to teach about dystopias! But before we get to the worlds-gone-wrong, I like to challenge my students on their preconceived notions on what makes a “perfect society.” So, we study what a utopia is first. I start out […]

The Gift of Reading

Years ago, I wanted to write my AP English essay about Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, but didn’t have a copy of the book. My teacher gave me his copy by crossing out his name and writing mine. Even though it has fallen apart into two, that book remains on my shelf as a cherished possession. […]