My cousin and I discussed collaborating on a reading list. Here is what I came up with. FICTION The Wilful Girl by Anonymous (2000 BC) The Book of Thoth by Anonymous (5th – 1st Century BC) Things Fall Apart by Chinua Acebe Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo […]
“It seems like there might be something off in our priorities when it comes to education and justice in this country. There’s no time like the present to get to work! Reading this book is an excellent first step.”
You have a voice.
It’s comforting to remember right now that all aspects of life have their moments where there are not answers. We need to remember that sometimes, we don’t need answers, that the question is what’s really important. We need to keep questioning, even if there are no answers.
I’m not sure if it’s the best time to review ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King . . . or the worst. Since King depicts vampire bites and turning somewhat like a viral disease, this book will either make your more anxious or remind you that it could be worse . . .
“Ultimately, I appreciate how this book turns the vampire-romance story on its head and makes room for a strong, intelligent, capable female protagonist.”
“Go in to Two Can Keep a Secret with an open mind; don’t compare it to McManus’s debut novel. Instead, let it stand as itself and enjoy!”
“If you have young children, prepare yourself to talk to them about the world — its darkness as well as its light.”
I agree with Hayes when he says that this is a natural response but that if we don’t dig into the “why” of the Holocaust “that stance blocks the possibility of learning from the subject” (xiii).
“I can’t wait for funds, convenience, or the opportune moment because everything I need to do my part is already at my disposal and it’s there for you, too. Anne had a notebook and a pen. I have a classroom and a love for the written word.”