Rebecca Anne Renner “You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” - Ray Bradbury My students groaned when I passed out the books. “I thought you said we weren’t reading another novel,” said the kid in front. “I was wrong,” I said. “We’re reading this … Continue reading Fahrenheit 2017
I cannot power through this book, like so many others before, for one simple reason: it powers through me.
Rebecca Anne Renner A few years ago, my friend “Michelle” was kicked out of the house where she’d been living with her uncle and his girlfriend. Michelle didn’t understand what she’d done; she’s not exactly a trouble maker. She’s more likely to be caught at home with a novel on a Saturday night than out … Continue reading Implications: On Writing Mental Illness and Why Representation Matters