How to be an Amazing Grown-up in Ten Easy Books

By Meadow P.

Sometimes it seems as if everyone else is walking around with everything figured out: job, house, marriage, kids… and I’m over here thinking “Don’t you hate pants?”

cover image for AdultingI heart a good self-help book, especially the funny ones. So when Adulting crossed my desk, I pounced. It. Was. Hilarious. And helpful! I devoured it in one sitting and even took a few notes. Full of fun tidbits, this book prompted me to make some small yet powerful changes. If you know someone who is just starting out with this whole grownup thing (or want to brush up on it yourself), I totally think this silly/serious book will encourage one to at least be able to fake “adult” well. Continue reading “How to be an Amazing Grown-up in Ten Easy Books”

Genre books for teens starring strong females

“Seeking recommendations of YA fiction, preferably genre. I’m a fan of Tamora Pierce and Jane Yolen. This totally includes science fiction. 🙂 If you have some non YA recommendations I’m open,” began a Facebook post of a friend looking for book suggestions. When asked what it is she likes about those authors, she said, “What I generally like about them is that they write strong willed girl characters who often question societal norms while having adventures and creating relationships. Often they make mistakes, but get the upper hand in the end.” Continue reading “Genre books for teens starring strong females”

Free film screening of KCTS documentary: ‘Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington’

Join us for a film screening about the fastest growing population in Washington, followed by a panel discussion hosted by KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna. The film screening will take place on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

In Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington, KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna examines the history of Latinos in Washington and their contributions to politics, education and entrepreneurship in this state.

Cerna weaves together his family’s Yakima Valley heritage with others; including Phyllis Gutierrez-Kenney’s transformation from migrant laborer to political trailblazer, the entrepreneurial story of winemaker Victor Palencia and the educational challenges and successes of the fastest growing population in the state. Continue reading “Free film screening of KCTS documentary: ‘Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington’”