Category Archives: Social Justice

Empathy: The Cost of Switching Sides

The University Branch of the Seattle Public Library in partnership with Interagency Academy’s UDYC site has been awarded a fifth grant from the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club! This grant’s theme is “Empathy: The Cost of Switching Sides.” For each book discussion, we’re inviting guests from … Continue reading

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The Hate U Give

We met Thursday, June 14th to talk about The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. From the publisher: “Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The … Continue reading

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Ms. Marvel!

On Thursday, April 26th, we had our second book club of ALA’s Great Stories Club series, Growing up on the Margins. We read and discussed the first volume of Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson. If you haven’t read it yet, … Continue reading

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Activism & The Hunger Games

On Thursday, April 21st, I met with the students of Interagency Academy Alternative High School (at UDYC) for our second official Great Stories Club meeting (in March we discussed X: A Novel, but it wasn’t an official GSC title). We read and discussed Hunger Games … Continue reading

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March: Book One – Comic Analysis

Local comic book artist Greg Stump, visited with our book club in January to discuss the graphic novel, March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin along with illustrator  Nate Powell. For more information on that book club meeting, … Continue reading

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Book Discussion and Comic Presentation for March: Book One

On Thursday, January 21st, I met with Kevin Geloff’s English class at the Interagency Academy Alternative High School (at UDYC) for our first Great Stories Club meeting. It was a combination book discussion and comic drawing workshop with local comic book artist Greg … Continue reading

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