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Weekly Reviews: The Power of Words

holy shit

Why do some words have more power than others? Today we look at two very different ways of looking at that crucial question.  The first, Melissa Mohr’s Holy Shit, is an earnest, well-researched history of the most powerful words in the English language: curse words.  Some people (for example, me) have tried to claim that [...]

Weekly Reviews: Non-narrative Nonfiction

whatswrong1

OK, I’ve talked about this before (and I’ll probably talk about it again!).  Not all nonfiction is narrative, and narrative non-fiction isn’t the only kind of non-fiction that teens will read.  When last we spoke, I offered some statistics to (possibly) back that claim up.  Today, I’m here to offer something much more substantial: three [...]