Apr 14 2012

Purchasing Power

Published by at 4:36 pm under Reflection Blog,Uncategorized

This book was really interesting, though I wish she had had more of a variety in the ages of the children observed as well as in the areas in which she observed. My favorite part that I found most interesting was the part in which the children shopped with their twenty dollars. I was touched by the decisions they made, knowing that I would have bought something for myself without a second though makes me feel ashamed of myself. This book definitely challenges stereotypes about race and consumer culture and also influenced my own ideas. Whether I like to admit it or not, I stereotype people based on what I see or hear in the media, something we are all guilty of at times. We need more books like these to challenge those stereotypes and reveal the truth.

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