Author Archives: KLevenson

About KLevenson

I am Teacher Librarian at Piedmont High School in the San Francisco East Bay. I am a part time reference Librarian I for the San Francisco Public Library. I have a Masters in Library and Information Sciences from San Jose State and a Teacher Librarian credential in addition to my teaching credential in Science. My first MA was from Harvard in Archaeology. My students teach me something new every time I am with them!

The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller


Terrific book! Loved it. Lyrical. Captivating. Love story. Sad parts. Retelling of Classical stories before and during the Trojan War. Timely in that it describes a great love between two Greek princes, not unusual for the time period, but now … Continue reading

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Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger


Speaking of symmetry, at one point, I wondered in Niffeneger’s name was an anagram…Reggeneiffen? Too much Scrabble, I guess. The first thing I learned was that Highgate Cemetary is a real place. It sounds so well described in the book … Continue reading

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The Boy in the Black Suit, by Jason Reynolds


This book won the Coretta Scott King Award. The scenes of the neighborhood reminded me of the film Fences. People sitting out on their stoop, reading the newspaper and watching neighbors walk by. Kids playing in the street. People’s lives … Continue reading

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If I Was Your Girl, by Meredith Russo


This was my first book about the life and thoughts of a high school age transgender teen. I was interested to read the author’s notes at the end. “To my cisgender readers — which is to say, to those of … Continue reading

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Another Faust, by Daniel and Dina Nayeri


As I went on winter break from my high school library, I took home a stack of new books different from my usual reading tastes. I selected this book as the cover looked like a cross between a vampire book … Continue reading

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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, by Anton Disclafani


This book is so different from what I expected and I loved it. I saw this book in our high school library and expected a sort of “I love horses and a halcyon vision of summer camp.” The story is … Continue reading

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Iron Jawed Angels, film


This is a moving film on the fight for Women’s Suffrage in the United States. Iron Jawed Angels stars Hilary Swank, Julia Ormond, Angelica Huston, and Frances O’Connor. Just after the Presidential Election, it is being shown in classes at our … Continue reading

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