A Staggering Work of Heartbreaking Teen Lit


I recently finished reading The Catastrophic History of You and Me, by Jess Rothenberg. I don’t typically read teen lit (some of my friends may disagree, since, full disclosure, I have read Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight), but I had particular reasons for reading this one.
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There’s a little African child trapped in me, or ruminations on Kony 2012 and slacktivism

Is Kony 2012 still trending? Or is it already dated? I can’t keep up with the speed of the Internet these days.

In case you’ve lived under a rock (i.e., your wireless’s been down) for the last week or so, here’s the gist. Nonprofit organization Invisible Children posts a 30-minute video raising awareness of guerrilla leader Joseph Kony and his usage of child soldiers. Celebrities like Justin Bieber, P. Diddy, and Rihanna get involved, and the video goes pandemic viral. As with anything popular, cue inevitable backlash.
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