Real Life Happens in Fairy Tales: Homeschooler Turned Harry Potter Convert (Guest Post by Leah Contreras)

Like many children in the home-schooling, Christian community I grew up in, I was not allowed to read Harry Potter. Why? “It has magical forces in it.” Duh. What about Lord of the Rings? Narnia? Star Wars? Totally fine. Harry Potter? That was of the devil. As my mother now apologetically admits, “All the other … Continue reading Real Life Happens in Fairy Tales: Homeschooler Turned Harry Potter Convert (Guest Post by Leah Contreras)

Leaders, Lawmakers, and Lovers: “The 100” as Literature and Television

On Wednesday, I handed a brand-new copy of the 2017 release Rebellion by Kass Morgan to the librarian so she could scan it. The librarian looked at the book and asked me, "Did you watch last week’s episode?" She wasn't referring to the book in my hand, but rather to the television show The 100, … Continue reading Leaders, Lawmakers, and Lovers: “The 100” as Literature and Television