Interesting radio segment – on girls’ literacy and celebrity culture

This segment on Radio National yesterday was really interesting – Bloom discussed the fact that in reading and writing, girls have now surpassed boys in 40 ‘first-world’ countries. However, they also know more about celebrity culture than they do about politics in their own country. VERY interesting discussion!

Feature Guest – Lisa Bloom

Best known for hosting her own daily talk show on Court TV for eight years, trial attorney Lisa Bloom is now a regular legal analyst on CBS News. Lisa Bloom, the daughter of Gloria Allred, the famous women’s rights attorney, also runs an LA-based general practice law firm, The Bloom Firm. She is the author of ‘Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed Down World’ and ‘Swagger: 10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools’. (33′22″)

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About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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