Nobody Cries at Bingo (Or Reading This Book)

Nobody Cries at Bingo by Dawn Dumont This is a work of fiction set on the Okanese First Nation but it had some interesting things to say about public education. Here is a particularly poignant passage . . . “Walking…

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Other Things (and Hip-Hop Too)

Hip-Hop (And Other Things): A Collection of questions asked, answered, illustrated by Shea Serrano and Arturo Torres This is a beautifully illustrated book that dives into some interesting elements of Hip Hop music and culture. Bun B of UGK penned…

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Let’s All Be Bookwormz (Hip Hop HeadUcatorz)

My group, Hip Hop HeadUcatorz, wrote a song about the books we love and thought it would be fun to have a little contest about it. Are you one of the Bookwormz too? See how many of these books you…

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Black Widow Saving the World in YA Fiction

Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl This book started out a little slow and didn’t really hook me until the twist at the end of Act 1. In preparation for writing this review, I looked at what a few…

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For White Folks Who Teach . . . Ignore This Book

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood … and the Rest of Y’all Too by Christopher Emdin Christopher Emdin is a well-respected, education scholar who posts motivational and inspiring content on his social media feed. I have been following him…

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The Classic Island Worth Visiting (From Your Book Shelf)

The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells This is one of the classics of modern literature. It’s a book that is often referenced in popular culture. It is also where a 90s rap group got their name. All of…

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She’s The Black Widow

Black Widow: Volume 2 – I Am The Black Widow This series is off to a great start. I picked up Volume 1 from the library a few weeks ago and grabbed this one on my next visit. It’s a…

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How Other Cultures Can Inform Education in North America

A Mirror For Americans: What the East Asian Experience Tells Us about Teaching Students Who Excel by Cornelius N. Grove Many of us think that school needs to be a certain way. But the way schools operate in different parts…

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A Style Guide for Indigenous Writing

Elements of Indigenous Style : A Guide For Writing By And About Indigenous Peoples by Gregory Younging This book is the first of its kind and a much needed reference tool for authors, writers, and creators to make sure they…

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Library Graphic Novel Haul

The public library is a great place to read comics for free. Here is my latest haul from the local branch. Justice League – Future State This collection seems a little disjointed. It starts off with a two-part story featuring…

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