Monthly Archives: August 2015
World Literature Today has been kind enough to take me on as a reviewer of current works by world authors. This magazine is a reader’s magazine, lush with interviews, reviews, and original fiction and poetry. When a new one arrives in my mailbox, I immediately page through it to see what is waiting for me […]
What fun I am having writing for Noodle.com. They give me great assignments about topics that I love! My most recent post, “Seven Picture Books that Illustrate the Complexity of Diversity,” shares some titles that I love to share with Ev. Happy reading!
Dear Donald, I have avoided acknowledging you because I didn’t want to be one of the business of flies hovering over the turd pile. I have things to do: articles to write, lessons to teach, a child to rear. I have done a decent job of ignoring your blathering, even though when I hear your […]
I had forgotten about the “Gay Girl in Damascus” hoax scandal in 2011. It was a quick story that faded away even more quickly. Well, for me. I hadn’t considered all of the people–and the movement–that were hurt by this dude co-opting the voice of a young, gay, Syrian activist. Fortunately, a new movie tells […]
I find it hard sometimes to limit myself when asked to write a list of the best of something. I struggled but did finally pin down ten books that I thought all students could benefit from reading before college for noodle. I worked hard to create a list of texts from different genres and about […]
I loved reading Harper Lee’s new old novel Go Set a Watchman and wanted to share my thoughts on Atticus from the moment I put the book down. Lucky for me, the awesome site The Mid was kind enough to pick up my essay and run it yesterday. Here’s a teaser: But there still are things […]