books

  • My reading against Trump

    Following Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States, George Orwell’s classic 1984 has skyrocketed to the top of many best-seller lists. The theory and fiction included in this reading list may shed some light on how the U.S. arrived at this point, how we can understand the divisive state of US...
  • Read books, change the world!

    The books we read tell something about who we are as individuals. The books we write, say something about who we are as people belonging to a country, to a culture, to a religion. Books have the power to stir social change, to enlighten, to challenge ideas, ideals, to...
  • Knowledge Carrying Donkeys

    The village La Gloria in Magdalena is in one of the rural areas of Colombia. It has faced poverty and conflict situations which have been the root cause of the inhabitants’ bad living conditions and their children’s deprivation of education. Fortunately, that has changed for the better over the...
  • Positive Female Role Models in Children’s Literature

    Are the words our children and young people hear and read and the connotations of their use really significant to their development of self-concept, self-image, self-belief and aspirations? We know that literacy is a key enabler for obtaining better life chances, such as education, job opportunities, and understanding of...