If you’re protesting abortion, the Supreme Court says you can get right in women’s faces and scream at them on their way into the clinic. Because freedom of speech.
But if you try and protest the murder of a black man, you get tear gas fired at you.
I went into the city with my sister to help her find where her second interview thing is and now I’m just sitting awkwardly in their staff kitchen which IS IN THE MIDDLE IF THE OFFICE I FEEL SO OUT OF PLACE RIGHT NOW
Also I’m gonna have to go home right after this because I have a dentist appointment at 4:30 so I won’t even be able to go book shopping. :/
I'm not sure if you'll have an answer to this question, but do you think reading certain manga will help a child's reading level rise? I ask you this because I have a younger sister, who still has a very low reading level for her age and I was thinking about letting her read some CLAMP like CCS because the pictures might entice her into practicing her reading more... Is CCS appropriate reading for young girls, if not can you suggest other mangas?
First things first, I think that CCS is ideal, if not meant for young girls. Also depending on how young we’re talking, I’d recommend Angelic Layer as well. (Like maybe 8 or 9 for AL?)
As for helping raise reading levels, I honestly don’t know. I’ve always been a big reader; I actually used to get in trouble for reading too much (meaning I would read in class and actually had to get books taken away as a punishment) I’ve been very lucky in that I never really struggled with reading. However, I think that the easiest way to get kids to read is to get them interested in it. My little sister didn’t really read for a long time because it was hard for her at first, and then we found a series of Fairy books that she fell in love with, and she read every single one and slowly expanded from there. I mean, as long as a child is reading, even if they mostly read manga or other comics, I doubt their reading level would drop.
I don’t know how many of these series are easy to get your hands on these days, but if she’s interested in series such as Sakura, I would also recommend Shugo Chara, Saint Tail, Sailor Moon, Tokyo Mew Mew, Mermaid Melody PichiPichiPi, and Choco Mimi. Honestly, if you can find books about things that interest her, and get excited with her, and work through them with her at her pace, I think you’ll be able to get her interest.
I think it’s also worth noting that it’s probably safe to go with series that have more mature themes that aren’t explicit. Like, I read almost all of Francesca Lia Block’s books between the ages of 10 and 13, and it was until I reread them over the past 2 years or so that I realized just how dark they actually were. Which isn’t to say that I didn’t understand them when I was younger, but I understood them on a different level, if that makes sense.
I’ve been working my way through Orphan Black pretty quickly over the last week, and it’s so good, but I dunno how much more I can watch, I’m over halfway through season two, but the gore is getting to be a bit much. :/