Entries by Jim McCabe

Promote Summer Reading with Free Ebooks

What are the best strategies to encourage summer reading? A gold star for each book read beside my name on the library wall worked for me one summer a long time ago. But mailing out gold stars this summer could get expensive, and the thrill of seeing your name on the wall in the library […]

Can Electives Build Readers?

Background I love electives. They kept me in teaching. For many years in a community college, I taught books like Parallel Time, Walking with the Wind-A Memoir of the Movement, A Hope in the Unseen-An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League, Dead Man Walking, etc. as part of ENG 101 classes. […]

He Wouldn’t Be King: The Story of Simon Bolivar by Nina Brown Baker

Download an epub file for your Android or Apple device: Download a mobi file for your Amazon device: Reviews: “A finely proportioned narrative.” The New York Times “Worth its weight in gold. A warm dramatic story of a man whose career was one of the most astonishing and colorful the world has known.” Parents Magazine […]

Thurgood Marshall: From His Early Years to Brown by Michael D. Davis and Hunter R. Clark

Download in epub format: Download in mobi format for Amazon devices: Editorial reviews: “Michael Davis and Hunter Clark have crafted a thoughtful, carefully researched and focused biography.” —USA Today “Well-written, informative and lively.” —People “Michael D. Davis and Hunter R. Clark offer a masterfully written tale of an American legend.” — Gannett News Service “Filled […]

Thurgood Marshall: His Triumph in Brown, His Years on the Supreme Court

Download in epub format for Android and Apple devices: Download in mobi for Amazon devices:   Editorial Reviews: “Michael Davis and Hunter Clark have crafted a thoughtful, carefully researched and focused biography.” —USA Today “I highly recommend Thurgood Marshall by Mike Davis and Hunter Clark. This impressive book captures the sweeping drama and courageous struggles […]

Sea and Earth: The Life of Rachel Carson

Download in epub format for Chromebooks, and Apple devices: Download for Kindle Fires or other Amazon devices: This is the story of the most important science writer of the 20th century. With “Silent Spring” Rachel Carson shocked Americans into reevaluating the man-made chemicals that have polluted our whole environment. Carson “jolted the entire country into […]

Peace and Bread in Time of War by Jane Addams

Download in epub format: Download in mobi format for Kindle devices: First published in 1922 during the “Red Scare,” by which time Jane Addams’s pacifist efforts had adversely affected her popularity as an author and social reformer, Peace and Bread in Time of War is Addams’s eighth book and the third to deal with her […]