Tag Archives: violence

I was Adam Lanza: a response to “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother”

The Huffington Post article “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” left out a crucial set of details. This mother would have us believe that her child is scary and terrifying and that it is just part of who he is. He … Continue reading

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Picture Books about Fear and Violence

This is another list of books generated on my grad school’s student forum. This one is about dark picture books. I’ve listed a few of these books elsewhere. I’ve talked a lot on this blog about my opinion about what … Continue reading

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Maybe God Wrote “Change”: Review of Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz

So I have another wonderful book to share with you all. I am probably the last one to read Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz–another Cinco Puntos Press book–but it was one of the most powerful books … Continue reading

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Growth through Strife: Review of This Thing Called the Future by J.L. Powers

The second of three books from Cinco Puntos Press that I want to feature,  This Thing Called the Future by J.L. Powers, due out next month, is a heartbreakingly honest and ultimately uplifting story of one girl coming into her own through the … Continue reading

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