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“Lesson Learned: Catching Up With ‘Large Fears’ Author, Myles E. Johnson”

April 20, 2016

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Some of the things I’ve been involved with probably stand out in your memory more than others. One of those things worth remembering has to be the Large Fears controversy. I was involved in it,  but it wasn’t about me. While we remember it as being about Meg Rosoff, it really wasn’t. It was about the […]


February 28, 2016


My week began at a campus wide workshop on social justice. I looked forward to hearing something new and different on this topic, but not to the intense level of personal sharing, not on a Monday morning and not with a crowd somewhat unaware of entitlements. The presenters, Kathy Obear and Vernon Wall, were excellent […]


October 11, 2015


Queer black boys need books. Queer black boys matter. They exist at the intersection of hope, uncertainty, potential and intolerance with a pin of hatred marking the meeting point. I was so excited yesterday when my daughter informed me about Large Fears, a new inde book by Myles E. Johnson. Large Fears is the Story […]