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The True Causes of the Civil War

I recently took a long road trip through the South on my Christmas vacation. I found time to visit the State Capitols of the old Confederacy, and had plenty of time to reflect as the the hours wore on and the Georgian swamps gave way to the Tennessee foothills. 409 more words


Review: New Shoes by Susan Lynn Meyer and Eric Velasquez

Ella Mae’s shoes are always hand-me-downs from her cousin Charlotte. When the new-used pair from Charlotte don’t fit, Ella Mae and her mother go to Johnson’s for Ella Mae’s first ever new pair of shoes. 415 more words


Video: Guns, Gender, and Refugees

A video presentation of the Article of the same name, for those who prefer that format or wish to share.


Review: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

A bag of chips. That’s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad’s pleadings that he’s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad’s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad’s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered.

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Review: Black Apple by Joan Crate

Black Apple by Joan Crate

Published by Simon & Schuster

Source: publisher

This is what the publisher says (I received an ARC, so the back copy on my book might not match the back copy on everyone else’s): 1,667 more words


Farah Mendlesohn at Green College, March 11, 2016

The Rhetorics of Fantasy and the Rhetorics of Social Justice

That is the title of the talk Farah Mendlesohn, Professor and Head of Department in the Department of English, Communication, Film and Media at Anglia Ruskin University, planned to give last Friday as the keynote address at the 2016 Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at UBC. 2,084 more words