Design Firm Creates a ‘Reading Net’ For Library-Loving Minors
Spain’s Playoffice, a child-centric design firm, created the “reading net" in an attempt to making reading more fun for kids. The "reading net" stretches across the length of a library room, and kids can play on it in between chapters.
Why do kids get to have all the fun? Why not “reading nets” for adult patrons?
Oh my god. I need this.
And then it’s always that one word that makes you so different and puts you outside the overlap of everyone else, and that word is so fucking big and loud, it’s the only thing anyone ever hears when your name is spoken.
And whenever that happens to us, all the other words that make us the same disappear in its shadow.
Wringer by Andrew Smith
Awesome book. Check it out.
Just finished Bomb by Steve Sheinkin.
Amazing narrative non fiction. Can’t wait until I can sell it to some of my most curious 5th graders. They’ll love it.
Steve Sheinkin and Susan Campbell Bartoletti have written extremely approachable and informative historical non-fiction about some if the most dynamic stories in recent history.
Other recommendations - Hitler Youth and Kids on Strike by Bartolletti. Fascinating.
Thanks for stopping by. You look great. How’s the family? Also, I really need you to go see Austenland.
I know that sounds self-interested, but it’s not as much as you might think. Yes I wrote the book (and co-wrote the screenplay) but no writer can claim ownership of any product. Even…
Injustices operate within systems.
"Inequalities and evils aren’t just isolated incidents, nor do they come about by coincidence. Discrimination against house-elves, Muggle-borns, and half-bloods occurs because of the social structures that exist in the wizarding world. Other instances of injustice — like professor Umbridge’s “disciplining” of students and how Hagrid is treated as a giant — are evidence of greater systems perpetuating different kinds of oppression."
Just love so much