Code Name Verity

The Beginning My dear friend found a book called Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. When I asked her to describe it, she explained that doing so would be a bit difficult. A whole lot happens, including codes, spies, intrigue, friendship, strong female characters, and so on. The setting is World War II. I'm a little obsessed … Continue reading Code Name Verity

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Tunes on Tuesday: “Children’s Work” by Dessa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSxSCv7Cegc Yes. This is a rap song. But don't jump to conclusions. "Children's Work" by Dessa is remarkable in the complexity of language and interesting potential meanings. We live in a society with complicated family relationships, which she suggests brilliantly. Her relationship with her brother (does he have special needs or mental challenges?) is described … Continue reading Tunes on Tuesday: “Children’s Work” by Dessa