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Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud

Posted on: July 28, 2018 at 2:40 pm, in

by Anne Helen Petersen Written by Anne Helen Petersen, a columnist for Buzzfeed, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud looks at current women in our society who break the mold of what people consider socially acceptable womanly behaviour.  Using ten women as examples of controversial people who are too much, Petersen analyzes some key characteristics […]

Circe

Posted on: July 23, 2018 at 4:20 pm, in

Circe by Madeline Miller is a marvellous read. When I saw this book about Circe from the Odyssey, I couldn’t resist. I was one of those kids that grew up reading mythology. Greek mythology was a particular favourite, in part because my name appears in one of those myths and in part because I just […]

Evicted

Posted on: July 12, 2018 at 9:49 am, in

By Matthew Desmond Although Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond introduces us to a number of families living on the edge of poverty in Milwaukee, the stories he tells us can be true of any city. Whether we are reading about Arleen, the single mother, Scott, the caring nurse with […]

Wildwood

Posted on: July 12, 2018 at 9:41 am, in

Wildwood Wildwood, by Colin Meloy Prue McKeel is a 12 year old girl from, Portland, a small town across the ravine from Wildwood, known to her townspeople as the Impassable Wilderness, due to its inhabitability, dangerous creatures and overall wildness. One Saturday morning Prue is playing with her baby brother, Mac, at the playground, when he […]

The Wild Robot Escapes

Posted on: July 6, 2018 at 11:20 am, in

The Wild Robot EscapesBy Peter Brown Our beloved robot, Roz, returns in Peter Brown’s The Wild Robot Escapes.  This time, Roz finds herself at Hilltop Farm where her job is to manage the animals, grow the crops, fix the farm machines and make sure everything runs smoothly.   The farm is owned by Mr. Shareef.  He […]

Hello, Universe

Posted on: July 6, 2018 at 10:59 am, in

Hello, UniverseBy Erin Entrada Kelly Virgil Salinas is a shy boy who finds himself the target of bullying by Chet “the Bull” Bullens.  Virgil desperately wants to stand up for himself, but he just doesn’t have the confidence to do it.  Even his parents call him “Turtle” because he is so quiet.  The nickname makes […]