Monthly Archives: December 2012

Sidebar, Your Honour: December 2012

Lady of the Month Portrait of the Month Team of the Month Speakology “Remember: The enemy gate is down.” Ender Wiggin, Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card, 1985

Ladies Be Singin’

Just a wild mountain rose, needing freedom to grow  So I ran fearing not where I’d go  When a flower grows wild, it can always survive  Wildflowers don’t care where they grow. –Wildflowers, Dolly Parton Then Miriam, the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out […]

Books for Young Adults: Reviews and “Read-A-Likes”

While teenagers not reading “enough” is a perennial concern for adults, a recent article by Hannah Withers and Laurel Ross (published in McSweeneys) suggests that teens are reading far more than their fretting adult counterparts. A recent study conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project entitled “Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits” reported that sixteen- and […]

Forward to the Drawing Board

Easily marked upon and easily erased, chalkboards and their slick, white successors have been a focal point in the classroom for generations. Focused on the “right” or “wrong” of the blackboard, many children (and adults) have made the slow, trepidatious walk to the front of the classroom to take  the chalk from their teacher. In […]