It’s been a busy, crazy week, but many good things have happened. In the realm of popular culture, there’s going to be a Veronica Mars movie and a Clarissa Explains It All novel called Things I Can’t Explain. Veronica Mars is one of my favorite TV shows as an adult and Clarissa was one of my … Continue reading
Great interview with Junot Diaz, author of Drown (on my comps list, woo!), The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and This is How You Lose Her. Access to education is not just an international issue, there are people fighting the fight here in the U.S. as well.
Julio sent this to me today. It is fabulous. Thanks, dear. Thanks, Zen Pencils.
Fawiza Koofi, who is running for president of Afghanistan, was on The Daily Show last night, promoting her book The Favored Daughter. It’s an excellent interview and it reminds me greatly of what girls like Malala Yousufzai could accomplish if their dreams of education and public service are supported. This book is definitely going on … Continue reading
Last Saturday, when I was in Colorado visiting Julio, I got to visit the Molly Brown House at 1340 Pennsylvania Avenue in Denver. When I was little, I watched The Unsinkable Molly Brown innumerable times. At two, I knew the chorus to “Belly Up to the Bar Boys.” Dad was so proud. My first babydoll … Continue reading
So, it’s that time of year when I disappear into a giant stack of books and journal articles. I had to buy a new bookcase because I got tired of hurting my toes and shins on milk crates and stacks. Currently I am writing one term paper on the portrayal of girlhood on the border … Continue reading
The assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai brought a lot of press to an issue that I’ve been tracking for the last year and a half: international aid for girls’ education (i.e. Amanpour: The Malalas You’ll Never Meet). In my study of girlhood and nationalism, I am especially interested in the contemporary issue of universal education … Continue reading
Many thanks to Kathleen for sending this story my way. #badasskids #futureLeslieKnope 8 year-old Stella Ehrhart has taken to dressing as a different historical person for school each day. Many of her costumes, which she creates herself out of her closet and repurposed household items, are inspired by her copy of 100 Most Important Women … Continue reading