2012 Top Ten of Polemic for Culture

Janie Johnson series
The Jennie Spring/Janie Johnson series is a series of young adult novels written by Caroline B. Cooney. The series focuses on a young woman's attempts to discover the truth about her background after seeing her own image on a milk carton
Complementary colors
Complementary colors are pairs of colors which, when combined or mixed, cancel each other out by producing a grayscale color like white or black. When placed next to each other, they create the strongest contrast for those two colors. Complementary colors may also be called "opposite colors
Shakespearean tragedy
Shakespearean tragedy is the designation given to most tragedies written by playwright William Shakespeare. Many of his history plays share the qualifiers of a Shakespearean tragedy, but because they are based on real figures throughout the history of England, they were classified as "histories" in the First Folio. The Roman tragedies—Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus—are also based on historical figures, but because their sources were foreign and ancient they are almost always
Heads up, seven up
Heads up, seven up is a game where each selected participant with their hands raised has to guess who tapped their heads. It is played traditionally in elementary schools
Human resources
Human resources is the set of people who make up the workforce of an organization, business sector, industry, or economy. A narrower concept is human capital, the knowledge and skills which the individuals command. Similar terms include manpower, labor, personnel, associates or simply: people
Elements of art
Elements of art are stylistic features that are included within an art piece to help the artist communicate. The seven most common elements include line, shape, texture, form, space, color and value, with the additions of mark making, and materiality. When analyzing these intentionally utilized elements, the viewer is guided towards a deeper understanding of the work
The Whipping Boy
The Whipping Boy is a Newbery medal-winning children's book by Sid Fleischman, first published in 1986
Mr. Men and Little Miss
Mr. Men and Little Miss, known in the United States as The Mr. Men Show and in French as Monsieur Bonhomme, is a 1994–1997 French-British animated children's television series based on the original Mr. Men and Little Miss books created in the 1970s and 1980s by British author Roger Hargreaves and his son Adam Hargreaves. It was also created by Roger Hargreaves. The series was a co-production of Marina Productions and France 3 and aired on CITV in the United Kingdom and France 3 in France
Blueback (novel)
Blueback is a short novel by the Australian author Tim Winton. First published in 1997, it has been translated into Italian, Dutch and Japanese. It is subtitled a fable for all ages
Education in the Thirteen Colonies
Education in the Thirteen Colonies during the 17th and 18th centuries varied considerably. Public school systems existed only in New England. In the 18th Century, the Puritan emphasis on literacy largely influenced the significantly higher literacy rate of the Thirteen Colonies, mainly New England, in comparison to Britain and