I don't think kids or teens need to read this book - they already deal with the fear of their school becoming Opportunity High every single day. The people who need to read this book are the law makers, superintendents, and civil servants who have committed their lives to serve and protect our society - the ones who have failed the current generation quickly coming into adulthood and the next that are still in school every day.
Book Review: 3
The way Flannery writes has always drawn me in. I'm enraptured by her prose out of morbid fascination, like a car crash on the highway I cannot turn away from.
Book Review: The Cat Who Saved Books
This quick read is a love letter to real readers -- the ones that are willing to battle through classical slogs that can take months to complete and are often hard to understand the first, second, or even third time you open them.
Book Review: Thirty-Two Words for Field
We often see different languages as dividers. When we look back far enough into the oldest languages that still exist, it's clear that our linguistic roots -- and societal roots around the world -- are more similar than we often believe.
Book Review: The Sweetest Remedy
Books are often a reflection of an author's experience; you could hear Igharo's voice come through her characters as they addressed different struggles they faced as human beings and also as people of color. I found her ability to create a social discourse around race, in what I would have assumed to be a simple and fluffy read, tasteful, thoughtful, and skilled.