This is third in a series of books known as the City of Fire, where Kevin Baker delves into the drama of everyday lives among the ordinary, working class communities of historical New York. The books…
There is a myth that African-American girls generally fare better than African-American boys — that they somehow have it easier. This creates a potentially damaging narrative that may ultimately prevent society from truly empowering these young women.
Here are seven myths that we need to stop repeating when it comes to African-American women and the achievement gap.
TELL THIS TRUTH AND LET THE STRONG BLACK WOMAN MYTH DIE
Author: Jennifer Senior
Title: All Joy and No Fun
Narrator: Jennifer Senior
This book explores the issues of modern parenting (at least for white, middle class Americans) where the expectations of what a parent can and should do seem to be out of line with the past and with reality. One illustration of the shift in recent generations is the change…
It feels like when the states formed, when Massachusetts decided to become the moral torch bearer of America, South Carolina was determined to become the country’s moral burden.
— Mary Pipher, Reviving Ophelia (via ohdreaming)
More than 4,500 pedestrians are killed by motor vehicles every year on the streets of America.
I always used to describe my depression as fog, and then I saw this and it makes me happy in a way to know I’m not the only one with the fog in my brain.
I identify with this very much
Around the World for a Good Book selection for Colombia
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Title: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Translator: Gregory Rabassa
Narrator: John Lee
Publication Info: Blackstone Audio (2014) (originally published 1967)
Other books read by the same author: Love in the Time of Cholera
I always find it difficult to review a book that is a recognized…
Author: Jill Lepore
Title: Book of Ages : the Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Publication Info: Vintage (October 1, 2013)
Books read by the same author:
Jill Lepore, one of my favorite historians, addresses the question put forth by Virginia Woolf regarding about Shakespeare’s sister being equally brilliant but lacking the…
It defies belief how this could not be called murder
— Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
- Anonymous said:clara wasn't a control freak until the christmas special, she just wasn't
Isn’t it funny then how Caitlin (abossycontrolfreak) called it in May, more than seven months before the Christmas Special aired?
- Anonymous said:The institution that awarded Steven Moffat a trophy for writing still thinks that "Modern Family" is the BEST comedy on TV. Boiled down, your argument is "Out of touch institution gives trophy to out of touch writer, so every single criticism leveled against him is now void." It's not terribly compelling, but as a fan of Moffat's writing, I'm sure it's what you're used to.
Except that you’re actually just making up an argument that I didn’t make. At no point did I say that “every single criticism leveled against him is...
Let’s play Burn Read Rewrite.
It’s like Kill Fuck Marry, but with books.
Put three books in my ask.
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I can now add “dismantles electric pencil sharpeners to dislodge blockages” to my resume or maybe even my...