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Let Freedom Sing by Vanessa Newton

With stylistic, cartoon-like illustrations and a focus on the children’s gospel song, “This Little Light of Mine,” Vanessa Newton tells the story of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s until the 21st century in a way that is accessible for children as young as three years old. 261 more words

Real Life Brave Girl #5 - Ruby Bridges

You probably go to school with people from many different backgrounds and of many different skin colors, but this wasn’t always possible in the United States. 474 more words

Real Life Brave Girls

Well, if this Little Ditty isn't Ironic

Response to Letter to the Editor: http://mcrecord.com/2014/06/26/there-are-bigger-problems-than-signs/

Okay so this author is saying wake up everyone the world has bigger issues and then criticizes Robin Hensel for raising questions about equitable enforcement of the “symbols” in people’s yards after the city forced her to take her symbols down when no one else in the community had to. 540 more words

Little Falls

Part 2: Defining and Defying: Discrimination of the Developmentally Disabled

Yesterday, I wrote about three babies in our Down syndrome community, all the same age as our daughter, Lyra, who died in the same week. One of the deaths sparked many national discussions on the issue of organ transplantation and whether or not people with disabilities are equitably placed on transplant lists. 934 more words