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Where the World Ends

Posted on: February 19, 2021 at 2:32 pm, in

Where the World Ends By Geraldine McCaughrean Quill lives on a Scottish island in the St. Kilda archipelago in 1727.  Each summer, he and a group of men and boys is rowed out to one of the sea stacs (rocky outcrops surrounded by water) to harvest birds for food.  It’s difficult, exhausting work.  The boys […]

Show Me A Sign

Posted on: February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am, in

Show Me A Sign By Ann Clare LeZotte It’s 1805, and Mary Lambert is living on Martha’s Vineyard, an island off the coast of Boston.  Mary is deaf, as are many others on Martha’s Vineyard.  But everyone on the island, whether hearing or not, is fluent in sign language – it’s part of island culture. […]

Was the Cat in the Hat Black?

Posted on: February 5, 2021 at 12:56 pm, in

  by Philip Nel February is Black History Month, which is a time to celebrate Black voices and Black lives while also recognizing the work that must be done in the present to ensure diversity and racial justice is part of the future. One part of this necessary work is highlighting the importance of creating […]