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...
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 School Could Be

Time for a Change

As a public school educator, I approach books with titles such as What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration From Teachers Across America with a certain amount of caution. I want to be inspired...
Voices of Teens

Writing for Their Lives

Voices of Teens is one of those books that make the reader want to laugh and cry simultaneously. Laugh because it is a case study in the power of one teacher to inspire a...