John Green reviews the history of the teddy bear and offers a solid defense of penalty shootouts in soccer games through the story of AFC Wimbledon.
Songs that are unofficial anthems including “This Little Light of Mine,” “Whittier Avenue” by Chicano rock band Thee Midniters, and two songs called “Fight the Power” by The Isley Brothers and Public Enemy.
How the American criminal justice systems tangles up the poor in Kafkaesque web of debts and punishment.
Stories about libraries and librarians. I’m particularly touched by the woman is reunited with the children’s librarian who helped her when she was a homeless child. I’m also a fan of Richard Brautigan and W.P. Kinsella, so I liked that story of the Brautigan Library.
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