Losing her vision causes young Mafalda to lose friends, certain freedoms, and the stars in the sky. Even so, the darkness brings into sharp focus her unyielding resilience and creativity.
Annotations of the books I’m reading, studying, and learning from. A good resource for creative writing students
The Keeper of Wild Words by Brooke Smith
Within these pages, I encountered something I doubt I’ve seen in any other children’s book; something I never though I’d run across; something so shocking, I almost didn’t write this post.
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
With summer hiatus over, I’m back to blogging about great books or the transformative writing life. Today, I bring you a book that could either inject more delight to your Rick and Morty viewership…or halt humanity’s looming apocalypse.
How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
Racial injustice persists when people turn a blind-eye or distance themselves from it by isolating it to some “other” community. This book removes that distance and helps readers view the issue through many perspectives. Don’t look away; keep bearing witness and remake the world anew.
When the Beat was Born by Laban Carrick Hill
Music is a unifying element. This book introduces young readers to the heritage of the hip-hop they love.