I have always been interested in the issues that surround WWII, and the human stories that come out of that horrible time. While the larger overarching problems are interesting in themselves, I have always fond personal, individual stories to be much more compelling. So when I heard about the story of the Book Thief, I
Author Archives: Lily Butzow
These last couple of weeks I have been tackling a project for class that is traditionally one of the most difficult things for me: reading poetry. Now, last year in Spring I took a course that I thought was going to be the most miserable few hours of my life every week. I took a
In the book Out of My Mind, the main character Melody is defined by so much more than her Cerebral Palsy. She has many gifts, such as a photographic memory and synesthesia. Synesthesia is when the mind experiences one sense, and automatically creates a link with another of the body’s senses. In Melody’s case, when
Coming into this semester as a senior bound for law school, I had resigned myself to the lack of choice that comes with finally fulfilling each requirement needed for graduation. Then, as I was scrolling through the selections for my English electives, I saw, like a light in the darkness, that a class with Dr.
This week, I’ve been reading Donalyn Miller’s Reading in the Wild for the first time. I am sort of at a loss when it comes to teaching tips, as I intend to become a lawyer, but I can relate to some of the problems that Miller talks about from when I was in school. Not
Hi All!!! Following the reading of four different versions of what we know as the Cinderella tale, I have composed a riddle for my classmates. Read these clues carefully, and let me know which story you think I’ve chosen. (I’ll give you a hint: It doesn’t have singing/sewing mice in it… Oh, wait! That’s Disney’s
Hello people of the internet! My name is Lillian Butzow, however I prefer to be called Lily. I am currently a senior at Chico State University studying English. In addition, I have accepted a seat at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, the capitol of our great state of California. For many years, since my