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LQBTQ+: “Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda”

Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli  Although Simon believes that coming out as gay isn’t going to be a big problem in his life, he is hesitant to do it. His family will still love and support … Continue reading

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“Send”

Send by Patty Blount   “A punch to the jaw wasn’t how I imagined starting my first day at another new school, but fate had a warped sense of humor.” So begins Send, with Daniel (and/or Ken) making the decision … Continue reading

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Bullying Books: “I Swear”

I Swear by Lane Davis    Leslie Gatlin commits suicide in the prologue to I Swear, fulfilling the wishes of a group of girl bullies, who had been urging her to kill herself. Why did these girls do this? Much as … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: Bullying Books

Summer Reading One of my reading goals this summer is to read and select some books about bullying—both the cyber sort and the in-person attacks. I hope to recommend two bully-themed books per month in the 2013-14 school year. This … Continue reading

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Social Issues: Transgender People, Sexualized Childhood, and Cyberbullying

Is Childhood Becoming Too Sexualized? Articles in the book ask questions such as whether the sexualization of girls teaches boys to be sexual predators or to be sexually violent; whether feminists are to blame for the sexualization of girls; whether … Continue reading

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