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Post-Election Round-Up of Online Reading

David Remnick’s powerful New Yorker piece, An American Tragedy, considers the full implications of a Trump presidency: “this is surely the way fascism can begin.” John Pavlovitz explains why so many of us are grieving: “It isn’t a political defeat we’re lamenting, it’s a defeat for Humanity.” Jess Lifshitz movingly explores what is at stake for…

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 10/31/16

Of course I loved Jason Reynolds’s new middle-grade novel about a budding track star, Ghost, who isn’t close to having it all together but sure does try hard. There’s nuance and grit and tenderness to this story. Reynolds’s writing is so tight and compelling, and as always, he develops such rich and dynamic voices for his…

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 10/24/16

It’s been a great couple of weeks of picture book reading: so many five-star reads! And one five-star parenting book! First, the five-star parenting book. Hold On to Your Kids is an ambitious book that argues that most of the behavior problems we see in children and teens are the result of unmet attachment needs and…

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 10/3/16

On the blog: A curation of favorite online reading from last week In reading: Kid Athletes is a collection of brief biographies of famous athletes. There are plenty of recognizable names (Michael Jordan, Muhammed Ali, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson), but also plenty of athletes that will be less familiar. There is an admirable effort at…

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 9/26/16

On the blog: A curation of my favorite online reading from the past week In reading: Antoinette Portis’s Wait is really a perfect little book. Using only three words (hurry, wait, and yes), Portis manages to tell a dynamic and emotionally resonant story of a mother and child trying to get where they’re going in…