Monthly Archives: July 2014

Walter Dean Myers

The field of children’s books has lost one of its major voices this month. Walter Dean Myers has died at 76. A three-time National Book Award finalist, 5-time Coretta Scott King award winner for fiction, and two-time Newbery honor awardee … Continue reading

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Shame

Shame Is there another psychological pain as intense as shame? Maybe to be falsely and irrevocably accused of something reprehensible might be worse. But shame is a pretty common experience that eats away at a person and is probably experienced … Continue reading

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With the deaths recently of the three Jewish teenagers and the brutal revenge-killing of one Palestinian teen, I’ve found the book I’ve just read timely: My promised Land: The Tragedy and Triumph of Israel by Ari Shavit. Not that the … Continue reading

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