In Episode 5 of On Record––Madeleine, Caitlin, Maddie, and Celia discuss Habibi, a graphic novel by Graig Thompson. Set in a fictional Islamic land, Habibi shows the relationship between Dodola and Zam, two escaped child slaves, and their journey through life, while also including stories from the Quran and Bible.
Join Caitlin, Maddie, Celia, and Madeleine as they discuss Lowboy, a novel by John Wray, telling the fictional story of Will, a 16-year-old with schizophrenia as he navigates a psychotic episode. Hear their thoughts on mental health in literature and how it’s often stereotypical depiction in the media can lead to miseducation.
How the word “gay” was initially used, and how its evolution has made an impact.
In Episode 3 of On Record––Madeleine, Caitlin, Maddie, and Celia discuss Real Life, by Brandon Taylor, a novel about a gay, Black doctoral student in a predominantly White, Midwestern PhD program as he navigates life over the course of a weekend.
In Episode 2 of On Record Madeleine, Caitlin, Maddie, and Celia discuss The Dance Boots by Linda LeGarde Grover, a multigenerational novel about the Ojibwe community and its relationship with American Indian boarding schools, alcoholism, and violence.
Join the On Record team as we discuss literature that sparks conversation– covering topics like mental health, violence, queer literature, and race/racial identity. In this episode Madeleine, Caitlin, Maddie, and Celia discuss the recent halt in publication for six of Dr Seuss’s books. Is cancel culture at it again? Or was it time to say goodbye?
A bill that would ban the use of The New York Times Magazine’s slavery project in schools is being considered by the Iowa House Education Committee.