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Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Myth of the Muslim Tide

A really EXCELLENT book.  Thoughtful, curious, without obvious bias, researched.  I was especially convicted by the parallels he drew between current fears about Muslims and the same fears that used to exist about Catholics.  Oh, if only our country’s history curriculum was more robust.  Why aren’t my kids learning about this stuff.  History matters. Context […]

Romiette and Julio

Contemporary re-telling of Romeo and Juliet (duh) by Sharon Draper who wrote the excellent Stella by Starlight.  This was published in 1999 and I felt like it was the effort of a beginning writer with great ideas and  a love of teenagers.   SO, I looked Ms. Draper up on Wikipedia and see that she […]

The Forgotten Garden