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Highline Reads: Recorded Readings & Online Resources

SP2021--From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea & Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the 21st Century

From the Stars in the Sky, to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Chen Thom  Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century (ebook, also available in Print) by Tey Meadow  | read by Amy Rider-King and Chino Gonzalez

[Recorded reading video--pending]

Highline Pathway to College instructor Amy Rider and Highline alumni Chino Gonzalez usher in June's LGBTQ+ PRIDE month and explore theme(s) of gender expansiveness and supporting trans youth while reading the children's book From the Stars in the Sky, to the Fish in the Sea and non-fiction book Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century (ebook, also available in Print).

SP2021-- The Open Veins of Latin America

The Open Veins of Latin America | Las Venas Abiertas de America Latin | by Eduardo Galeano | read by Aleyda Cervantes

Highline Outreach Services' coordinator Aleyda Cervantes explores Earth-day themes of colonialism, extraction of resources, activism, and land-stewardship while reading The Open Veins of Latin America in Spanish (with English read-along text). 

SP2021-- Original Works from Susan Rich and Arcturus Editors

Arcturus 2021,  Highline's Literary Magazine | read by the Arcturus Editors and faculty Susan Rich 

Highline English Prof Susan Rich and 2021 Arcturus Editors read from their own published work and some of their favorite authors' poems during National Poetry Month. Highline students can receive a reduced-free copy of the recent Arcturus volume via the bookstore (link here).

W2021--Nonviolence Ain't What It Used to Be: Unarmed Insurrection and the Rhetoric of Resistance

Nonviolence ain't what it used to be : unarmed insurrection and the rhetoric of resistance by Shon Meckfessel | Read by Shon Meckfessel

[video N/A]

photo from AK Press's Online store

Highline English Prof. and Writing Center director Shon Meckfessel discusses different approaches to grassroots activism and reads from his book Nonviolence ain't what it used to be: unarmed insurrection and the rhetoric of resistance.

W2021-- Milk and Honey, NYT article, etcetera

Milk and Honey | by Rupi Kaur | NY Times: Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person  | by Alain de Botton | & original writing | all read by English faculty Rhiannon Hillman

English faculty Rhiannon Hillman explores the ironies and poetics of romantic relationships in reading poems from Rupi Kaur's Milk and Honey, Alain de Botton's New York Times opinion piece Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person and her own original writing.

SP2021-- Arabian Nights

Tales from The Arabian Nights (vol. I print via KCLS)  |ebook available via Project Gutenberg For youth: Tales from the Arabian Nights -- Stories of Adventure, Magic, Love, and Betrayal by Donna Jo Napoli available through KCLS | read by Highline Faculty and Arabic Club student leaders

[Recorded reading video--pending]

Highline Professors Sam Alkhallili ( BSTEC) and Fawzi Belal (Associate Director of Student Engagement) and student members of Highline's Arabic Club explore storytelling and Arabic culture in their readings from Tales from The Arabian Nights

Further community resource links and readings pending

SP2021-- Story Time: Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners | by Joanna Ho | led by AANAPISI student ambassadors and read by Duncan Dao.

[Recorded reading video-- pending]

In honor of Asian-American and Pacific Islander history month, AANAPISI student ambassadors present a reading by Duncan Dao. Duncan reads from the charming children's book Eyes That Kiss in the Corners.

W2021--Latinx : the new force in American politics&culture

Latinx : the new force in American politics and culture | by Ed Morales | read by faculty Diego Luna

Highline Ethnic and Gender Studies Prof. Diego Luna explores the theme of "We didn't cross the border, the border crossed us" while reading Latinx : the new force in American politics and culture.

W2021--Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology; and The Mermaid, The Witch and the Sea

Nnedi Okorafor's short story The Palm Tree Bandit | from Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology | edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer | Followed by a chapter of The Mermaid, The Witch, and the Sea | by Maggie Tokuda-Hall | read by KCLS librarian Megan Willan

KCLS librarian Megan Willan explores feminist, speculative fiction and otherworld possibilities while reading short stories from  

"Sisters of the Revolution: a Feminist, Speculative Fiction Anthology" and "The Mermaid, The Witch, & the Sea."