Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. Her book Unlocking the Reader in Every Child is published by Ransom. She is Education and Training Editor at The Stage.
22 August 2015 12:00 PM
Oxford University Press - £19.99
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison - book review: The tyranny of memory can make a destructive adversary
18 April 2015 12:00 PM
Toni Morrison’s novels have become more svelte and directly focused over the years, although thematically God Help the Child takes us right back to Song of Solomon (1977) and the Pulitzer prize-winning Beloved (1987).
31 January 2015 12:00 PM
There is nothing edgy or experimental about this gripping novel - instead, refreshingly, Quinn uses traditional third-person narrative
19 December 2014 02:57 PM
For some children, this will be their last Christmas. But the right support can make a huge difference to families
06 December 2014 12:00 PM
In the first of three round-ups, Susan Elkin reviews titles aimed at age 12 and above
01 October 2014 04:51 PM
You could see real – as opposed to tourist – America in all its earnest eccentricity
16 September 2014 05:54 PM
When Susan stopped using shampoo, some were appalled and called her filthy. Three years on, her ‘no-poo’ regime has left her tresses fresh, and her bank balance healthier, as she stopped paying into an industry that's worth £22.6bn
Victoria Hislop, The Sunrise, book review: Plots are so strong that even the occasional cliche doesn’t jar too much
14 September 2014 12:00 AM
One of the best things about this novel is the way Hislop depicts the growing teamwork, love, respect, and trust which two families from opposing sides of a war manage to establish.
18 August 2014 02:19 PM
Many parents struggle with getting their kids to try healthy foods, but there are methods children respond well to (and other bad habits they mimic)
Vegetarians enjoy food as much as anyone else, so why are the meat-free options at restaurants so boring?
31 July 2014 12:33 PM
The value of the vegetarian food market is growing as more people want to enjoy the odd meat-free meal - are restaurants taking note for their menus?
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches, it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 4 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 5 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?