Review of Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School by Kendra James

The students of color at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts, picked a memoir about a Black student’s time at a white boarding school for the summer of 2022 book. Here is my review. ADMISSIONS: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School by Kendra James (she/her) is a memoir by the first African-American legacy student toContinue reading “Review of Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School by Kendra James”

Civil Rights Class Week 8

The Sunken Place means we’re marginalized. No matter how hard we scream, the system silences us. Jordan Peele Homework 1: Read the attached document which gives an example of how African Americans were disfranchised in the 1890s. Notes from reading: The Reconstruction era was a period in American history following the American Civil War (1861–1865);Continue reading “Civil Rights Class Week 8”

Civil Rights Class Week 6

I forgot to post this before spring break. Southern novelist William Faulkner’s famous line saying “The past is never dead. It’s not even past,” is usually interpreted as a reflection on how the evils of our history continue to shape the present. But Faulkner also argued, equally accurately, that the past is “not even past”Continue reading “Civil Rights Class Week 6”

Of Women and Salt

In Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia all in the voices are of women and the stories all center around women. The faculty book club at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts choose the book for their March selection. It is an intergenerational novel, centered around Jeannette, a young woman struggling with addiction, andContinue reading “Of Women and Salt”

Sixth Grade Latin

When I have time, I enjoy hanging in classes at the Rivers School, in Weston, MA. This is 6th grade Latin. All sixth grade students are required to take Latin 6. This course uses the Cambridge Latin Course, Unit I, a text that offers a flexible, dynamic approach to studying Latin. From the outset, studentsContinue reading “Sixth Grade Latin”