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Review Wednesday: Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets to the Universe

I mentioned this book a few days ago. I first posted this review about it almost a year ago. Since then, that review has gotten more hits than all but two books I’ve reviewed in the past four years on this … Continue reading

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Racism: Let’s Talk about It.

Racism is on a lot of people’s minds right now. My sister told me last night that there were riots in Portland over the results of the Darren Wilson case. And last week folks in the children’s book world were … Continue reading

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Should the Conversation About Diversity Actually BE a Conversation? (Instead of a Set of Politically Correct Rants?)

So #WeNeedDiverseBooks has incorporated. That’s great. Hopefully they will actually be able to make real change now that they can raise money. And a few posts back I highlighted some of the other great, tangible things that different groups are doing … Continue reading

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What it’s really like in a Failing Public School

I get most of my news these days from the facebook. Sad to admit. But one good thing is that my socially conscious peers occasionally point me to some important issues. So, accordingly, I just read this very good critique … 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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