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Monthly Archives: November 2017
“Much to her frustration, she finds that sharing at least a little bit affords her more privacy than sharing nothing at all.” (p. 74) This statement by Taylor, in Boyd’s book It’s Complicated is a true reflection of the world we live in. We live in the 21st century and due to ever-advancing technology, it […] Continue reading
“There’s a big difference between being in public and being public.… At first blush, the desire to be in public and have privacy seems like a contradiction…. teens’ engagement with social media highlights the complex interplay between privacy and publicity in the networked world we all live in now.” (boyd 57) In boyd’s book It’s […] Continue reading
“In other words, when participating in networked publics, many participants embrace a widespread public by default, private through effort mentality.” – (boyd 62) I think this quote sums up the unofficial “terms of agreement” teens subconsciously accept when participating in social media. In the chapter, boyd argues that the amount of effort required to constantly […] Continue reading
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee, illustrated by Man One Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix is a kid-friendly biography of Roy Choi, a famous food truck chef who was born in Seoul, South Korea. The book recounts how Roy and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was two […] Continue reading
Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters is a biographical picture book written by Michael Mahin in 2017 that explores the dedication of electric blues musician Muddy Waters to his music and depicts his difficult path to success. Evan Turk’s abstract and almost cubist illustrations feature layered textures and newsprint along with a focus […] Continue reading
On Friday, November 3, Netflix premiered Alias Grace, a six-part miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel of the same title. The pairing of the acclaimed novelist and a major streaming service was bound to generate much interest, not least owing to Netflix’s rival Hulu’s hugely successful small-screen iteration of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale earlier this […] Continue reading
Out of Wonder is by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Majory Wentworth, illustrated by Ekua Holmwa. This book celebrates and honors 20 poets by “adopting their style, extending their idea, and offering gratitude to their wisdom and inspiration”. The famous poets include Robert frost, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, and Emily Dickinson. It encourages poetry […] Continue reading