Getting Real

Too Soon, Too Fast

Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls Edited by Melinda Tankard Reist Spinifex Press, 208 pp, April 2010   If you’ve wondered why it is so hard to find an age-appropriate Halloween costume for your young daughter, you’re...
What the Eyes Don't See

What If You Told the Truth and Nobody Listened?

In 2014, Flint, Michigan, changed its drinking water source in order to save money. Already strapped for cash, the city hoped to recoup something by the change, but there were unexpected ramifications. Residents in...
Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts

Child Lore Revisited

Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts is an anthology of childhood rhymes viewed through the lens of subversive folklore. Folklore can be defined as stories, customs, and beliefs passed on to later generations through word of...
Tap, Click, Read

Pioneers in Literacy Land

"This discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners' souls, because they will not use their memories.” These words from Plato’s Phaedrus are directed against the alphabet, which Socrates feared would lead to a...