Banning Books, Closing Hearts, Killing Kids

Content alert: LGBT teen suicide, white nationalist politics, homophobia in politics The drama began with Drama, Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novel about a middle school play. My daughter had enjoyed her Smile and Sisters, and I was probably more excited than an adult should be about her re-vamping of The Babysitters Club series. We’d given Telgemeier’s... Continue Reading →

Sending Some Love to Mother Emanuel

White supremacist Dylann Roof stands trial this week for the June 2015 deaths of nine black parishioners in this historic church, the oldest black congregation south of Baltimore. Above, Mother Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, SC Early in its history, in 1814, its leaders were arrested for violating a state law prohibiting the gathering of enslaved... Continue Reading →

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