Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy (Bicycle)

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Making the case for adopting more sustainable modes of transportation, this engaging reference explores the economic benefits of bicycling. It starts with an analysis of the real costs incurred by individuals and families in existing transportation systems and goes on to examine the current civic expenses of these systems. With critiques of modern society’s deep-rooted attachment to car culture, this book tells the stories of people, businesses, organizations, and cities who are investing in two-wheeled transportation. Offering a fresh and compelling perspective on how people get from place to place, this book reveals the multifaceted North American bicycle movement with its contradictions, challenges, successes, and visions for the future.

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Elly Blue is the author of Everyday Bicycling and her work has appeared on Bicycling.com and in BikePortland, Bitch Magazine, Grist Magazine, Momentum magazine, and Reclaim Magazine. She has been featured on Democracy Now!, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and in the Oregonian, and she blogs about bicycling and empowerment at www.TakingTheLane.com. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Gr 8 Up—This is a selection of semi-autobiographical vignettes in the life of Ms. Wilde—teacher of seniors in John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy—and her students. The black-and-white artwork, while lacking the sophisticated shading of many slicker graphic novels, plays a supporting role and moves readers through scenes of heartbreak and triumph. Whether it is William and his myriad attempts to escape the call of a gang and the street; Natalie, who is struggling to be a student even as she is becoming a mother; or Danny, who insists on calling Ms. Wilde "Snowflake" and masks his fear of failure with bravado and bullying; each of the characters ring true. This work is a visual take on such books as LouAnne Johnson's My Posse Don't Do Homework (St. Martin's, 1992; later adapted into the film Dangerous Minds) and Muchacho (Knopf, 2009) or Erin Gruwell's The Freedom Writers Diary (Broadway, 1999). Struggling students will recognize the scenarios, burned out teachers will find their passion rekindled for trying just one more time with that difficult student, and both sets of readers will be refreshed by Wilde's conclusion to the story with a graduation ceremony that is filled with hope that realistically transcends the grim reality her characters must overcome. VERDICT When it comes to portraying life in an alternative high school setting, Yo Miss is a direct hit.—Jodeana Kruse, R. A. Long High School, Longview, WA

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