Twelve Days In May: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner

Publication Date: October 24, 2017

 

Twelve Days in May by Larry BrimnerTwelve Days In May: Freedom Ride 1961 chronicles the journey of 13 black and white Civil Rights Activists from Washington D.C. to New Orleans. The riders planned a protest of the southern states ignoring two Supreme Court rulings that segregation on buses crossing state lines was unconstitutional. The protest was meant to be peaceful and shine a light on the nonobservance of the rulings in the south. What met them on their journey was violence and hate.

The author sent me a hard copy of this book in exchange for my review.

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Inside Job by Mark William Sephton

Publication Date: November 11, 2014

 

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“Inside Job” is a look at how our inner workings impact our larger world, and how we can better our business sense. Mark Sephton uses both good and bad personal experiences to illustrate business and life lessons.

 

 

 

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Digital vs. Paper Textbooks…

Recently the local library in the town where I work announced that they had bought 15,000 e-books and intend to eventually go completely to a paperless format. Is that realistic for a library? They boast that there will be no hold lists for books, patrons will be able to just check out what they need to their e-reader but what about those valuable research texts on which kids rely to do term projects?

What about textbooks in general? I don’t know about you but when I attended University, textbooks were a big cost. I’m not surprised to see in the flow chart below from Onlinedegrees.org that some people choose not to buy books. Is a copy of Norton’s Anthology REALLY a $300 cost to the bookseller? Is this not another way to make education inaccessible.

Check out the information below. I found this chart fascinating.

 

 

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