Saturday, March 24, 2012

Shade It Black in the Schools and Universities

We are always pleased and humbled to learn that our book is being used in a variety of high schools, colleges and universities. After reading the book, a group of Idaho high school students interviewed Jess via Skype. I just discovered that excerpts from the book are assigned to students in a course titled Military Violence that is being taught this semester. Please let us know if you are aware of additional instances in which Shade It Black is being read in the schools and universities.

1 comment:

  1. I want to let you know that students in my Introductory Sociology classes at Norwich University (the nation's oldest private military college and the birthplace of ROTC) had the option to read Shade it Black this semester. I am now grading the essays they wrote focusing on the experience of token minorities, with Ms. Goodell's story providing a significant portion of their material. I have suggested it as a future summer reading book for incoming students, and for inclusion in our reading & writing for Vets class, as well as in our military literature courses. I am repeatedly struck by how effectively her story resonates with my many male students, and how it opens their eyes. They now "get it" in terms of what it means to be a woman in the Marines, or in the Norwich University Corps of Cadets, or in other organizations. I appreciate greatly Ms. Goodell's contribution to our understanding of what it means to experience persistent discrimination, even from those who mean well. With luck, the students reading her book today will become much more enlightened leaders tomorrow than those we have today. Thank you both.