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Freedom is a Constant Struggle

I’ve been writing historical fiction and working on a historical nonfiction project at the same time as the unfolding of the most bizarre political events of our time. 143 more words

Three books for kids about the Civil Rights Movement

Last week I wrote on the importance of understanding the Civil Rights Movement, and today I want to share a few books that are a good entry point for discussing the movement with your kids. 469 more words


March (Book One) by John Lewis

Lewis, J. (2013). March : Book One. Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Productions. ISBN: 9781603093002. Softcover: $9.75; NOOK Edition: $8.99.

Award(s): Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, Coretta Scott King Book Award (2014), Eisner Award… 26 more words

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National Amnesia & Bipartisan Disorder

Anita’s Note ~ Come on people. Have we really forgotten that the same country that elected Barack Obama elected Donald Trump? And that country participated in the Middle Passage slave trade for 245 YEARS? 349 more words

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Book Review: Martin Luther King, Jr. by Marshall Frady

Knowledge is power, and I gain my knowledge by reading as many books as I can. While I love a bit of fiction (and, indeed, there is a lot of learning which can be gained from it), I make it my business to read more factual books from time to time. 379 more words


Why I Admire the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement"

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” – Rosa Parks

My favorite question to be asked has always been, “If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?”

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Ms. Green at NCSS!

I have been out of school Thursday and Friday, and am presenting at the NCSS conference in Washington DC.  Yes, that’s right, our Little Longhorns get to do the coolest projects, and teachers from around the country want to hear about what we’re up to! 286 more words

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