The Giver is about Jonas, an eleven-year-old boy who lives in a futuristic society where life appears to be nothing less than idyllic. If everything is so perfect, why has it been one of the most controversial books in American schools since its release in 1993?
Albert Einstein is literally the face of the STEM education society is so pre-occupied with these days. A lot of us would be shocked to discover that he championed a liberal arts education. Find out why... and we should definitely listen to what he has to say.
The first thing we notice about books is the plot. But just like a birthday cake and its icing, there’s more to a novel than its surface narrative. It’s the layers beneath the compelling plot that give a novel substance.
A novel’s symbolic language carries a message beyond simply what happens in the plot. But like luggage, it has to be unpacked. So, here are a few forms to be on the look-out for the next time you pick up a book.