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Original Essays | July 24, 2014

Jessica Valenti: IMG Full Frontal Feminism Revisited



It is arguably the worst and best time to be a feminist. In the years since I first wrote Full Frontal Feminism, we've seen a huge cultural shift in... Continue »
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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Code Name Verity

Irisa Auzareja, January 13, 2013

At first I was confused by how the book started and thought about putting it down, however I then persevered and now I am glad I did. I enjoyed how the book was written from one perspective so as you read you were thinking along with the character. About 2/3s of the way through I started wondering about the whole story and then-Bam! the end came and I had to rethink. This book deserves to be read at least 2x!
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Multiplication Is for White People: Raising Expectations for Other People's Children by Lisa Delpit
Multiplication Is for White People: Raising Expectations for Other People's Children

Irisa Auzareja, August 31, 2012

As a white person I found this book to be educational and informative. I mention that I am white as a lot of time when I try to learn about diversity issues, how to reach diverse audiences more effectively when teaching, how to improve my teaching of other cultures, etc. I end up feeling bad that I was born white. While I am certainly not proud of some of the things this dominant culture has done, I still want to be left hopeful and inspired that I can do more. What I also appreciate about Delpit's writing is that she addresses the education system for ALL students, not just those of color. I look forward to reading her other book-Teaching Other People's Children.
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The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters by Rose George
The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters

Irisa Auzareja, January 1, 2011

Not only is this book filled with information, it is an easy read. You learn that a miso mixture is one of the best ways to test low-flow toilet efficacy and that Ireland is one of the "civilized" nations that did not have effective and safe water treatment facilities until the turn of the century, that is from the 20th to the 21st century! Plus so much more. A great book for everyone to learn or be reminded that "away" does not really exist. A good pairing with The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard to realize that we are all responsible.
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The Puzzling World of Winston Breen by Eric Berlin
The Puzzling World of Winston Breen

Irisa Auzareja, December 27, 2010

The plot is simple and should appeal to those kids who like Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys mysteries, however besides the main puzzle there are additional chapter puzzles (answers in the back). These are mostly word puzzles, plus a few math puzzles, with some perhaps needing some research or adult help. Eric Berlin also has a website for those who want more puzzles. A great gift for kids who like word searches, anagrams, etc. Could also be be used in a classroom with the chapter puzzles as "homework", extra credit (Eric Berlin's idea), or in a Gifted & Talented program, are just a few ideas on additional uses for this book. A good way to encourage critical thinking skills.
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