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Where are the People of Color in Children’s Books? by Walter Dean Myers

We’ve lost several of my heroes in the past year. Pete Seeger, Maya Angelou . . . and now Walter Dean Myers. These people spent their whole lives working to improve the lives of others through their words. I hope … Continue reading

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Write a House: Building a More Literary Detroit

A few weeks ago, I talked about some of the problems facing Santa Fe Public Schools. Today, I want to talk about another educationally failing region of the country and the unique approach that one little non-profit called Write a … Continue reading

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Varian Johnson: Where Are All the Black Boys?

My friend the fabulous writer Varian Johnson posted this thoughtful essay on his blog and gave me permission to re-post it here. Where are all the black boys? Last week, author and librarian Betsy Bird posted this on Twitter: “At the risk of … Continue reading

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Something to Ponder: Review of Something Like Hope by Shawn Goodman

So, I received a book–that I’d requested–to review ages ago. And I took a very long time to read it, but still I didn’t review it. I’ve been thinking about this book for months now–generally a good sign, but I’m … Continue reading

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