Reviews and Blog Posts: fear

Human Extinction

Leaders of the world,

 

Let's sing a lullaby with the Brave Cowboy

by Jan Thomas

Reviewer Rating:
4

I love Jan Thomas' picture books: filled with repetition, primary colors and only a few words per page, they are great for the beginning reader--and their caregiver. Especially if you want to giggle! In Let's Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy, Thomas shows us it is okay to be...

Our Biggest Fears

Start: Punch Fear in the Face

What are your greatest fears? When we look at top ten lists of greatest fears, some topics emerge repeatedly. Just turning on the news, opening a website, or listening to the radio can make us afraid to even more dangers and possibilities.

Knowing that others are experiencing any number of terrifying issues, fear can creep up on us as we “try on” the experience others are having. This is empathy, which makes us human. Being empathetic, however, can scare us silly.
Sometimes the best course of action is to face fear head-on. One of the best ways we gather courage to beat back the fear is by reading.

Here are a few titles to consider for your journey:

Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters by Jon Acuff

Citadel

Reviewer Rating:
5

Viewed as a metaphor for the failure of high rise public housing, Citadel is a brilliant work of social commentary.  Theorists postulate that outrageous youth to adult population ratios and indefensible space (along with a myriad of other design, bureaucracy and social issues) contributed the demise of public high-rises. Not...

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