Me, saying goodbye to my daily post-lunch nap:
Goodbye, old friend. I’ll see you during summer vacation.
I also know it’s back to work time because I spent hours yesterday going to the grocery store. And today was prepping food to be cooked, cleaning, and, of course, grading. Grading!
So, yeah. Vacation is definitely over.
Last week, I posted:
- It’s Tuesday & I’m on spring break! #sol17
- ISO: Books about Sibling Abuse
- A Day Without a Woman #sol17
- When the Student Becomes the Teacher #sol17
- Eighteen #sol17
- Why do you whine like you’re running out of time? #sol17
- SO. TIRED. #sol17
Last week, I read:
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I have too much to say about this book to fit in a pithy Goodreads review, but I’ll try.
First of all, I listened to the audio version and Robin Miles is perfection.
Second, the biggest takeaway I have from this book is what I already knew: when you give black people access to education and opportunity, we are capable of more than anyone ever thought of. WHY WOULDN’T WE BE? Education + opportunity. That’s all we need to be great, which is why it was (and still is a lot of the time, to be frank) denied to us.
You want to make America great? Invest in education and opportunities. That is all.
Currently, I’m reading:
I should be done with Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler soon. Still into it. I also appreciate that it’s my favorite of the adult lit: stories with teen protagonists. I didn’t even know that’s what was going with this book, so I was pleasantly surprised.
Happy reading, everyone!