Joel Northrup trained long and hard for the Iowa state championship in Des Moines. His record was 35-4 and his opponent was a freshman girl, Cassy Herkelman. The homeschooled Northrup decided to forfeit, stating it was inappropriate to wrestle a woman.
I can't say I've never been tempted by one of those cutting-edge e-readers. I suppose I'm just old-fashioned. I prefer my books on paper and without batteries or chargers.
With the airy whisper of "I'm going to follow Mom," my pink, mittened hand slips out of my dad's loose grip, and I dart away, absorbed into the mass of bodies clustered on the downtown sidewalk.
Mass incarceration is a term many young Americans are either unfamiliar with or recognize simply as a component of the culture of poverty in the United States.