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Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbit

Candlewick Press, 2016.

It’s an ordinary day of sixth grade for Noah Keller until his parents pick him up from school. Then, suddenly everything in his life turns on its ear. 360 more words

Book Reviews

A Winter Wonderland in the Erzgebirge

Today the lighting of the first of four candles in a wreath marks the first Sunday of Advent, the official opening of the Christmas season. We recently prepped for the season with a visit to Seiffen in the Erzgebirge, a mountain range far east in Germany near the Czech border. 391 more words


WOAE017 Johanna Koehler

Johanna Koehler is a Clarendon Scholar at Oxford University specialising in decentralisation and water security in Kenya. Johanna recently returned from Kenya and she shares what it’s like on the ground in local communities as well as at governance and policy levels. 52 more words

Wide Open Air Exchange

Karl Marx Stadt vor der Kongresshalle 

In 2010/11, I spent a year living and traveling in Germany. Most of my time was based in Berlin, I hadn’t been there to date and was curious to experience the culture and history of the city. 148 more words

Jigsaw Puzzles

The sad tears of Christa Wolf, or The country that disappeared

Where were you when the Berlin Wall came down? It’s one of those days you remember, like 9/11 or when John Lennon was shot. Did you find out from the evening news? 1,152 more words

November 9: The day the Berlin Wall came down

Today, November 9, is the anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down.

From its construction in August 1961 until its demolition on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall did more than separate West Germany from the East, also known as the DDR. 382 more words