Category Archives: Books

On The Depiction of Slavery in Picture Books

“The past is never dead. In fact, it’s not even past.” – Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun. New York: Random House, 1951. The following two paragraphs were added two hours after the initial publication of this post. Turns out … Continue reading

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Picture Book Anniversary & Review: i see peace, by Maya Gonzalez

Favorite quote: “there can still be peace between us.” There are a few books out there that will never get old, that are timeless. i see peace is one of them, especially when we consider the year that we’ve just … Continue reading

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PB Review: Let The Faithful Come, written by Zetta Elliott, illustrated by Charity Russell

Favorite Quote “And as they travel from near or far, Let fear and anger empty from their hearts.” — Let The Faithful Come, written by Zetta Elliott, illustrated by Charity Russell. Okay, picking just one quote was a difficult task, … Continue reading

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We’re the People: Summer Reading 2015

Edited on May 24, 2015 to add contributor biographies, Tumblr and Pinterest links, which you will find at the end of this post. Most book titles link to Teaching for Change online bookstore, except for A is for Activist, The … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Book Review + GIVEAWAY: BOMBS OVER BIKINI, by Connie Goldsmith

Favorite quote, which happens to be the opening line: “As soon as the war ended, we located the one place on Earth that hadn’t been touched by war and blew it hell.” – Bob Hope, US Comedian, and Author, 1947. … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays: A Few Favorites from 2013

Hello everyone! It’s been a long time since the last post, but I’m hoping a time well spent, with good, promising seeds planted. A few people, who happen to not have a Facebook account, asked me how they could keep … Continue reading

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Guest Post Announcement: MY BIRTHDAY IS SEPTEMBER 11 AND OTHER SHORT STORIES, by Nicole Weaver

My Birthday Is September Eleven and Other Short Stories… A book for children and adults, so we never forget 9/11. On Sunday, September 11, people across the country will pause to observe the 10th anniversary of 9/11. It’s important that … Continue reading

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