The Voice of America

When Millennials Rule: The Reshaping of America, by David and Jack Cahn On their best days, Millennials have been called narcissists, fame-obsessed and lazy. And "apparently" there's nothing we can do to make people think otherwise -they have data to prove that. (*) When I was researching for Millennials: Are You One of Us? what I…

College Education: Is It Still Worth It?

  We are talking about education at the Serial Readers Book Club on Goodreads. While reading Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa I questioned myself if society and parents around the world aren't making a huge mistake by encouraging every student to get a college education. Young people -fresh out…

Whatever It Takes to Get Ahead

Earning Admission. Real Strategies for Getting Into Highly Selective Colleges, by Greg Kaplan Earning Admission is the ultimate military tactics guide for parents on how to help their own kids to get into highly selective colleges. Everything you need to know to set your child up for success: how to obtain hundreds…

A Really Good YA

Dreaming of Antigone, by Robin Bridges Andria and Iris are twin sisters but they couldn't be more different: Iris has adoring friends, a cool boyfriend and a shelf full of soccer trophies. Andria is quiter, she loves astronomy and poetry. After Iris's death Andria is struggling to keep her life…

Why Kerouac means Freedom

  The Town and The City is Jack Kerouac's debut novel, published seven years before his iconic On the Road, about the adventures of the Martin family as they navigate the seismic cultural shifts following World War II. Inspired by Kerouac’s own New England youth, the eight Martin children enjoy an idyllic upbringing…

When Family is All You Have

Evicted. Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. All are going to…