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“I’m just a girl in the world.”—No Doubt I’m a graduate student at Indiana University, in the Literacy, Culture & Language Education department. My main area of study is Second Language Aquisition, with a special interest in using Graphic Novels to promote language aquisition. I am currently working on a piece of creative non-fiction, and short story that revolves around The Great Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami, which occurred on 3/11/11. I speak several languages, including Japanese, which I was able to use when I studied abroad in Shizuoka-Shi, Japan. I want to create a series of books based on international folktales, that can be used for language instruction and with struggling/reluctant readers. I’ve also recently noticed that there isn’t a lot of Young Adult LGBTQ(Q) material that results in a positive conclusion, and I’m interested in changing that. I’ve created several literature units dealing with the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, and am interested in expanding on this and other issues of social justice.
- Black Hippie Chick is Visited by Irina Shapiro, author of Precious Bones (blackhippiechick.wordpress.com)
- Black Hippie Chick’s Take on An Improper Wife by Tarah Scot & KyAnn Waters (blackhippiechick.wordpress.com)
- BLACK HIPPIE CHICK’S INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR DON McNAIR (blackhippiechick.wordpress.com)