Christina Asquith

An award-winning journalist for over 14 years, Christina Asquith has written for The New York Times, The Economist, The Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian and was a staff writer at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her book, “Sisters in War: Love, Survival and Family in the New Iraq” is based off of the 18 months she lived in and reported from Baghdad, Iraq.  Asquith is also the author of “The Emergency Teacher” (Skyhorse Press, 2007), a non-fiction account of her year as a 6th grade teacher in low-income Philadelphia middle school.

Articles by this author

Monday, April 15, 2013
As Marketing to Children Intensifies, What Can Society Do?
A four-year-old arrives at school and starts crying when she realizes her lunch is packed in a generic plastic bag, not the usual Disney Princess lunchbox she so loves. A friend tells her she won’t be able to sit at the princess lunch table—it’s only for girls with princess lunchboxes.
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