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Smile at Strangers, And Other Lessons in the Art of Living Fearlessly by Susan Schorn

Discussion topics, questions, and activities for book clubs and reading groups from author Susan Schorn: Safety information and misinformation 1. In an early chapter of Smile at Strangers, I describe some not-very-helpful self defense emails I have received, and why they are counter-productive to our safety. What kinds of self defense advice (helpful or not!) [...]

Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

Introduction Harrison Opuku is standing in the street watching the police block off a body, the body of one of his classmates—who seems to have been murdered for his dinner. The police have no leads, so Harri and his best friend Dean launch into action. Armed with camouflage binoculars and detective techniques absorbed from television, [...]