We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes The World

Ah, parents in this realm in the year 2020, let me lead you to the book you need in these dark days. I jumped at the chance to get this actual Advance Reading Copy in my hands. The USPS was frighteningly slow though and I didn't actually have it until a few weeks ago. So, … Continue reading We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes The World

YA Review Bundle June 2020

The book you hand to your pre- teen or your grandma and both will learn in a non threatening ,super pink, and cute way. If all the confuse you ( I'll admit to learn A LOT from this book) this is worthy of some shelf space at your house. This is the perfect time to … Continue reading YA Review Bundle June 2020

Book Review: The History of the World in Fifty Dogs

https://www.amazon.com/History-World-Fifty-Dogs-ebook/dp/B07NYZRCNJ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1571512654&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=06846ec51b9a164dc4724c00fb7c0972&language=en_US I knew I'd love these essays. I'm a big fan of dogs and history, so I was enthusiastic about this book from the get-go. Then I got to this line: "Good bois were all over Egypt- it's Unde-NILE-able." I enjoy the right mix of internet punning with my history. Don't be fooled by the … Continue reading Book Review: The History of the World in Fifty Dogs

Book Review- Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump

Well, I read it. You should read it too. It took me an extremely long time to wade through this book. It's a page-turner, but these days it is hard to take on hearing more about Trump than I already have to as part of being an informed citizen. Still, you may ask, is it … Continue reading Book Review- Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump

Book Review: The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce

https://www.amazon.com/Other-Word-Celebration-Fat-Fierce-ebook/dp/B07NYY5FBB/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1568945435&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=4d1640ed8b2b1f6eaeafbe6af7d3a3ac&language=en_US Finally, a book for all the teens of a specific size out there. Big ones. An anthology, but more importantly a primer of sorts of how to navigate this fat-phobic world. For too long life as an overweight teen was very don't ask, don't tell: Don't talk about finding stylish clothes, because it's your … Continue reading Book Review: The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce

How I Resist: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation

From the Publisher's blurb- World Cat Link A collection of essays, songs, illustrations, and interviews about activism and hope, How I Resist features an all-star group of contributors, including, John Paul Brammer, Libba Bray, Lauren Duca, Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita, Alex Gino, Hebh Jamal, Malinda Lo, Dylan Marron, Hamilton star Javier … Continue reading How I Resist: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

https://www.amazon.com/Few-Red-Drops-Chicago-Race-ebook/dp/B073XBTX4F/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=a+few+red+drops&qid=1559524944&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=a8936e5b9b1b6787c060286642db5822&language=en_US As a lifelong Chicagoan, I'm surprised that I had never learned of this time in the cities history. In all honesty, we haven't come too far in race relations, and I think this book paints a picture of how things were and help kids try and change the way things are today.  Chicago was … Continue reading A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Norse Mythology

Edited to add: This is my most viewed post on my old blog and most relevant with Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology and American Gods series being so popular right now. I used an Audible credit to hear that version as a sneaky way to get around my no new books 2017 pledge. That clearly is an … Continue reading Norse Mythology

How to start, carry on and end conversations

https://www.amazon.com/How-start-carry-end-conversations-ebook/dp/B01M0ZVTU9/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=How+to+start,+carry+on+and+end+conversations&qid=1577327692&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=9daa450b5bb9379d2bc0c615d82cc684&language=en_US I’ve just started looking into books to help my ASD kids improve their functioning level in public situations. I found it to be helpful for myself as well. The beginning of the book includes scripts for thinking. This self-talk is so useful for kids (and adults) who often do not read people and situations … Continue reading How to start, carry on and end conversations

The Not-Quite States of America

https://www.amazon.com/Not-Quite-States-America-Dispatches-Territories-ebook/dp/B01HDSU3YY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1577325778&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=833b71fe4b64d98d52f9d6de8af8ca32&language=en_US I'm not too proud to say that I've never entirely understood territories. Puerto Rico, for instance, it's the US, but only kind of? Why aren't these places states? Doug Mack also wondered about that and took some research trips/paid vacations? To these territories as an average American to figure it out for us. This … Continue reading The Not-Quite States of America