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SundayMorningReads

July 30, 2017

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I haven’t been in the office for two weeks. I spent three days delivering a workshop to IN teachers and five days working from home on research leaving. That’s two days of vacation. I miss being a K-12 educator and yes, it’s all about the vacation time. Being an educator is doing information work and […]

SundayMorningReads

July 16, 2017

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This past week, I was blessed with an email from a former student and it brought up many memories. The message came from a young lady I’d taught during my first teaching job at an all Black Catholic K-8 school in Indianapolis. While it was a very challenging experience, it was filled with richness. No, […]

50 Years of Young Adult Literature +

July 3, 2017

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Right now, there are two things that bother me. The suggestion that a marginalized artist wins an award for the sake of affirmative action. Such reasoning diminishes both the artists work AND the organization that grants the award. Every single article Almost every article I read about diversity in children’s literature begins with the statistics […]