Posts By: terryfarish

  • A Good, Good Year for Joseph and Whoosh in Joseph’s Big Ride

    “The narrative, which focuses on building a friendship, is paired with Daley’s vibrant illustrations, which depict just how fast the minds, and bikes, of young children can go…An ideal addition…”                      School Library Journal This has been a good, good year for my characters, Joseph and Whoosh, in…

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  • “Tell Me More”

    I have the great fortune to spend this year with New Hampshire Humanities. We’re working on a reading and writing project with  English learners.  The project is A Year of New Voices,   In the Year of New Voices, professional writers meet English learners in Connections book discussion programs. Selected students will have an opportunity to work…

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  • “Scent of Geranium”

    I just found this animated story by Naghmeh Farzaneh who came from Iran to study in the U.S.  Naghmeh struggles so much with the English language and the life but she remembers one thing her mother told her and it helps. This is called, “Scent of  Geranium.”

  • Stories of the mystery of immigrant lives

    With our country’s continuing need for stories on families who are arriving in the U.S. for refuge,  Book Riot reviewer, Kelly Jensen, offers this new reading list, YA Books about Immigration.   Included here are many new voices to YA literature.  Since I’ve been working so much in U.S. classrooms with students and teachers who are…

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