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Common Wants Love to Have the Last Word

September 17, 2019

Let Love Have the Last Word by Common When Common Sense first emerged in the hip-hop scene, I wasn’t immediately sold. His debut just didn’t impress me. But over the years, he showed an impressive growth an emcee. He has released some [Keep Reading]

Lightning Strikes Twice for The Flash

September 13, 2019

The Flash: Volume 1 – Lightning Strikes Twice A lightning storm imbues several people with super-speed. Most of the new speedsters don’t know what to do with their power. Star Labs opens up a training facility and The Flash even teaches [Keep Reading]

Supergirl from Screen to Page

September 9, 2019

Adventures of Supergirl Vol 1 This graphic novels ties in to the television series and takes place during the very first season of the show. The book looks and feels like a regular episode, which is both a strength and a weakness. The writing on the [Keep Reading]

Star Trek / Planet of the Apes Crossover

August 28, 2019

Star Trek / Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive Star Trek was a television series that ran for three season from from 1966 to 1969. The first Planet of the Apes movie was released in 1968. That is one of the reasons that a crossover event just [Keep Reading]

The Strange Library

August 23, 2019

What a strange looking book. The front cover opens from the bottom to the top. Underneath it, another flap needs to be folded down. The text on the first page is ridiculously large. It doesn’t quite fit two paragraphs. After that, the text is [Keep Reading]

Rapper Pens Great Fiction (Supermarket)

August 21, 2019

Supermarket by Bobby Hall I enjoy listening to audiobooks. I borrowed this one on the Libby App from the public library without really looking closely at it. It was recommended to me by a page I work with. The story captured me from the start and I [Keep Reading]

Sculptor Pays the Price for His Art

August 15, 2019

The Sculptor by Scott McCloud Scott McCloud wrote an incredible book called Understanding Comics that I highly recommend reading. Even if you are only a cursory fan of the medium, you will get something out of this book. I read it well before I [Keep Reading]

The Sun is Also a Star (And it Shines)

July 31, 2019

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon I picked up this audiobook from the public library and I am really glad that I did. This is one of those stories that might be best presented in audio form. It has also been made into a movie and I am interested [Keep Reading]

Why Teachers Should Embrace Youth Culture Power

July 19, 2019

Youth Culture Power: A #HipHopEd Guide to Building Teacher-Student Relationships and Increasing Student Engagement by Jason D Rawls and John Robinson Teachers are using hip-hop in innovative ways in the classroom to not only connect with their [Keep Reading]

Unknown Anti-War Comics

July 12, 2019

The Unknown Ant-War Comics Edited by Craig Yoe Many people incorrectly view comic books as celebrating violence and romanticizing war. Others dismiss the medium because they believe the stories in them are trivial and juvenile. However, comics at [Keep Reading]
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