Lavin Weekly: Young Adult Fiction, Workplace Dynamics, Grit, Prison, and the President
Last week our speakers covered a lot of topical ground. For the New Yorker, Eyal Press wrote about injustice in a Florida prison; Angela Duckworth discussed grit in Marie Claire; in Big Think, Esther Perel discussed navigating office life; The New York Times name-checked Angie Thomas (yet again!), and Matt Taibbi mapped the president’s path of fury in Rolling Stone.
4.) Not only is Angie Thomas's novel The Hate U Give flying off the shelves, it's also leading the pack as other YA novels with themes of racial injustice take up more space on bestseller lists. “Some educators see fiction as a particularly potent tool for engaging with volatile topics and instilling empathy in young readers,” says the Times.
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