Last Summer, Alabama passed HB56, the most...
How does it feel to have one of your books banned in Arizona? In part, it feels...– Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, from The Progressive
This is covert white supremacy in the guise of educational...– Junot Diaz, from The Progressive
The question during an election year to ask, especially for Arizonan voters, is:...– Ana Castillo, from The Progressive
Imagine our surprise…For the first time in its more-than-20-year history,...– —Bill Bigelow, from The Progressive
When I was in prison in Florence, northeast of Tucson, the warden did the same...– -Jimmy Santiago Baca, from The Progressive.
William Shakespeare’s The Tempest was banned. Why? It is threatening because it...– -Rodolfo Acuña, in The Progressive. “His “Occupied America: A History of Chicanos,” was one of seven books specifically singled out by the authorities in Arizona for banning.”
Let’s get one thing out of the way: Mexican immigration is an oxymoron. Mexicans...– Sherman Alexie in The Progressive about his book, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven, now banned in Arizona
Vera Brosgol in the Wall Street Journal →
Vera Brosgol remembers her own immigration story in the Wall Street Journal. Great little first person piece.
January Round Up
Here are the books I featured this month, in case you missed them among all the amazing reblogs that I find from fellow Tumblr-ers. + One popular link to The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism. Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals are Big and Little Animals are Little (2009) by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Neal Layton. The Stonekeeper (2008), The Stonekeepers Curse (2009), The Cloud...
"The Hormone Surge of Middle Childhood" →
Yet as new findings from neuroscience, evolutionary biology, paleontology and anthropology make clear, middle childhood is anything but a bland placeholder. To the contrary, it is a time of great cognitive creativity and ambition, when the brain has pretty much reached its adult size and can focus on threading together its private intranet service — on forging, organizing, amplifying and...
washingtonpoststyle: Stephen Colbert interviews Maurice Sendak. This is the greatest interview in the history of “The Colbert Report.” (Go to our actual tumblog if you have trouble watching on the dashboard.) Very excited to be able to feature Stephen Colbert on a kids lit blog.