Book Review: Lockdown on Rikers


Lockdown on Rikers: Shocking Stories of Abuse and Injustice at New York’s Notorious Jail¬† (2015) by Mary E. Buser focuses on Buser’s transition from an “idealistic [social work] intern” to a burnt-out administrator who realizes that because of the mentality that anyone who isn’t part of the Department of Corrections (DOC) is considered a “guest […]

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Ugly Fish by Kara LaReau


Ugly Fish by Kara LaReau, illustrated by Scott Magoon (2006), is probably the most horrifying book I’ve come across so far, in my quest to provide social critiques of children’s books.¬† I would summarize the basic plot of the book here, but I think I want you to read the plot as I provide my […]

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