My dear friend and colleague, Sujei Lugo, is tireless in her work to put books into the hands of young people; books that authentically reflect who they are and that position them to create their own space in the world. One of her projects is to get books to young people in Puerto Rico and… Read More Please, donate and share this post
Originally posted on 16 January 2012.
What struck me most when I binge watched MadMen were the sensibilities of the era portrayed in the series. I remember the show incorporating the assassination of President Kennedy and the mother would not let her children see any of it on television and she herself was distraught and in tears. I don’t think she… Read More Hot Topic: France, Syria, Lebanon
I was just speaking with a colleague about the need to incite curiosity as the basis for research. Questioning, wondering and imagining are essential real life skills that are certainly nurtured in speculative fiction. Earlier this year, authors Zetta Elliott and Ibi Zoboi published part of a conversation about race and representation in The Hunger… Read More Black Speculative Fiction: The Hunger of Imagining
My word this year is ‘shine’. It can be so easy catching myself not shining my brightest. Typically, those are times I don’t allow others to shine. I’m too bright too dull the glow of others! (Repeating 3x daily) Technology helps me, helps us, shine. I recently updated my iPhone to the new IOS and… Read More A Little Hump Day Shine