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SOWERS: Educate yourself on Common Core -
SOWERS: Educate yourself on Common CoreRapid City JournalWhat disturbed me more was a textbook titled, “It's Perfectly Normal,” for 10-year-olds, and “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison, which is quite graphic, especially for middle school students. The lessons being taught by these literary masterpieces are ...and more »
Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:20 am
Intersections – 10 Books - Decaturish.com
Decaturish.comIntersections – 10 BooksDecaturish.com“Love in the Time of Cholera” – Garcia Marquez. Magical realism and a love story. The first line gets me every time. 1. “Beloved” – Toni Morrison. I love this book, but it is not one that I go back to over and over again even though it is my all-time ...and more »
Posted on 27 August 2014 | 5:10 am
Stop the Tape! Marc Lamont Hill Exposes the
Stop the Tape! Marc Lamont Hill Exposes the Fraudulent Relationship Between ...RushLimbaugh.com (subscription)Well, actually Toni Morrison called him that, but he accepted it. So let's go back. Grab sound bite number 15. I want to play the thing... Let's see. No, let's do a start-stop. The best way to parse this would be a start-stop. So you have your finger ...and more »
Posted on 26 August 2014 | 2:03 pm
Packing for Labor Day? Here are 10 of the
New York Daily News (blog)Packing for Labor Day? Here are 10 of the greatest books of all time to bring ...New York Daily News (blog)"Paradise" by Toni Morrison. I have never read a Toni Morrison book I didn't like ever since I was introduced to the Nobel Prize laureate in AP English. This book is the culmination of her other themes about the brutality of history, the vulnerability ...
Posted on 26 August 2014 | 12:17 pm
Steppenwolf for Young Adults Sets ANIMAL
Steppenwolf for Young Adults Sets ANIMAL FARM Cast, Running 10/15-11/9Broadway WorldA new premiere of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, also adapted by Lydia R. Diamond, won a Black Excellence Award from the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago and also transferred Off-Broadway to The New Victory Theatre. She has directed staged ...and more »
Posted on 26 August 2014 | 10:15 am
Day trips: Follow Ben Franklin'sYou can't swing a kite in Philly without hitting something Ben Franklin influenced. You can't swing a kite in Philly without hitting something Ben Franklin influenced.
Posted on 26 August 2014 | 3:48 pm
Black Body: Rereading James Baldwin’sThen the bus began driving into clouds, and between one cloud and the next we caught glimpses of the town below. It was suppertime and the town was a constellation of yellow points.
Posted on 25 August 2014 | 8:57 pm
Reading on ability level creates unusualRequiring public school students to read at their ability and comprehension level has boosted test outcomes, but choosing books gets tricky when fourth grade level literature includes everything from Sophocles' ancient tragedy "Antigone" to tales of psychiatric woe in Susanna Kaysen's "Girl, Interrupted."Since 2011 Savannah-Chatham public school students have been given a scholastic reading ...
Posted on 24 August 2014 | 8:03 pm
To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, AThe American publishing industry has long been the realm of the privileged few. Lately, though, some writers of color are making their voices heard — and starting some uncomfortable conversations.
Posted on 20 August 2014 | 1:30 pm
Nobel laureates, European leaders appeal forParis, Aug 18 (IANS) As many as 66 Nobel laureates and 203 members of the European Parliament have appealed to all leaders negotiating for a lasting ceasefire in the besieged Gaza Strip to abide by universal human standards, an NGO statement said Monday. Peace Lines, a humanitarian NGO, under its "Open the Doors Campaign" supported by 66 Nobel laureates and 203 Members of European Parliament ...
Posted on 18 August 2014 | 3:48 am
SOWERS: Educate yourself on Common CoreSo all we will need are class room monitors? What disturbed me more was a textbook titled, “It’s Perfectly Normal,” for 10-year-olds, and “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison, which is quite graphic, especially for middle school students.
Posted on 26 August 2014 | 10:34 pm
Celebrate Banned Books Week by reading oneIn the ALA's list of the top ten banned books this year, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was ranked third, following Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants series and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye. The expected Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James ...
Posted on 26 August 2014 | 2:00 pm
Packing for Labor Day? Here are 10 of theWorth it, especially on a Kindle. "Paradise" by Toni Morrison. I have never read a Toni Morrison book I didn't like ever since I was introduced to the Nobel Prize laureate in AP English. This book is the culmination of her other themes about the brutality ...
Posted on 26 August 2014 | 6:39 am
Toni Morrison and Malcolm X On Mike BrownWhat’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri around the killing of unarmed teenager Mike Brown is playing out according to a familiar script. The timeline of events and reaction by local and national authorities are so predictable that they don’t even ...
Posted on 15 August 2014 | 1:02 pm
NSU faculty member contributes to new bookNATCHITOCHES — An essay by Holly Stave, professor of English in the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University, has been included in the anthology, “Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning,” published by the University Press of Mississippi.
Posted on 14 August 2014 | 1:07 pm