Domenica’s Summer Reading List

By Domenica Di Piazza, Editorial Director of Twenty-First Century Books

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I used to think I was unusual, with a huge stack of books on my bedside table that never goes down and invariably reading more than one book at a time. But the more readers I talk to, the more I realize it’s something people do. And it’s liberating to know you can jump from book to book depending on your mood or energy level or level of enthusiasm on any given day. Read More

Combating 5 Common Excuses Not to Read This Summer

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The end of the school year is imminent, and most students can’t wait to trade their backpacks for bathing suits. Don’t despair! Summer vacation can be full of educational experiences: traveling to new places, learning a hobby or sport, or interacting with nature at camp. But no matter their plans, there is always time to squeeze in some reading. Read on for our creative responses to some typical excuses to skip summer reading.

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Changing STEM to STEAM: Why Art Belongs IN the Sciences

By Domenica Di Piazza, Editorial Director of Twenty-First Century Books

It’s a safe bet that educators know what STEM stands for: science, technology, engineering, and math. Recently, a fifth letter—A—has joined the familiar acronym. It stands for “art and design.” What, you might ask, does art have to do with the other sciences? Read More