Tag Archives: Poverty

Be the Change

I started this blog years ago because I believed that there were people in my community who did not know how hard the lives of children could be, and I wanted to raise awareness. I stopped keeping this blog when … Continue reading

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What it’s really like in a Failing Public School

I get most of my news these days from the facebook. Sad to admit. But one good thing is that my socially conscious peers occasionally point me to some important issues. So, accordingly, I just read this very good critique … Continue reading

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Powerlessness

This is my 100th post. And it won’t be a long one, but I was just reflecting on something that I wanted to share. And that’s about the nature of personal strength. I think that we often live out paradoxes … Continue reading

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Education and Adversity

Sorry my posts have become infrequent. I’m in the middle of one of those lovely, exhausting, inspiring, tumultuous life transitions. I have every intention of continuing to blog–so please don’t give up on me–but for a little while, at least, … Continue reading

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Superheroes to the Rescue: Graphic Novels Can Bridge Literacy Gaps

Hey y’all, sorry for the week-long hiatus. Life, I’m telling ya! Anyway, I wanted to post about graphic novels (and not just because I’m a secret Captain Underpants fan.) When I was at Vermont College of Fine Arts, I wrote … 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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