The Challenge of Interpreting Culture by Emily Babbitt

Some stories — even if written during a different time — are applicable to every generation of teens because they help with interpreting culture.   First published in 1967, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, has inspired readers for more than 50 years. Hinton, just fifteen years old when she began writing the book, was inspired by…

Do You Write in a Bubble?

Are you familiar with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) syndrome? It’s a genetic illness that strips people of their immune system. They're vulnerable to infectious diseases that aren't a problem for most of the general population. As a result, those who suffer from SCID must live in a bubble---a sterile environment with filtered air. They can't…

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