slice of life

Slice of Life: I Speak Trauma

Trauma is the language I speak best. I didn’t know any of its vocabulary when my son came to me three and a half years ago. He spoke to me in his language, and I spoke to him in mine. His words sounded like the words of an Amharic native speaker learning English, but they…

Sunday Salon

Sunday Salon: A Round-Up of Online Reading

The Reading Life Austin Kleon writes a reading manifesto of sorts, 33 Thoughts on Reading. Sarah Hannah Gomez commits to using her book purchasing power to support diverse books. I love this idea. And she also makes a really important point about how kids need to see diverse characters and stories in popular culture too–not…