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Kehkashan Basu—2016 International Children’s Peace Prize winner
©KidsRights, photographer Marije Kuiper It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to Kehkashan Basu, our first guest writer for Kindred Spirits...
Teaching Social Justice Through Film - "Zootopia" by Amber Chandler
#2 Blog of 2017 Don’t you just love when things fall into place? That is exactly what happened to create this mini-unit on social justice using the...
Listening, but not hearing
A few years ago, I was eating dinner with a colleague at a restaurant in Seattle after a long day of filming (we don’t actually use film anymore) for...
50/50 Day is May 10th - Sign up Today!
Have you ever wondered how many elected women presidents or prime ministers there have been in the world? Ten, 20, 40? Please hold your guess for a...
Kindred Spirits: Poetry Frontiers & Frameworks
Kindred Spirits: Poetry Frontiers & Frameworks Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko declared, Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers, and Article 19...
Children’s Day, Book Day (Día) and the Idea of Bookjoy (alegría en los libros)!
In 1996, I founded a family literacy initiative to honor all children and to share bookjoy with them. It’s often known as Día, which means “day” in...
Is Your Bias Showing?
What comes to mind when you hear the word bias ? Do you think of a person who is judgmental or unfair? Or someone who believes their own opinion is...
Kindred Spirits: Democracy in Writing
Jess here—hi, all! In January I was invited to participate in a national event known as Writers Resist, which was sponsored by PEN America and...
Increase student participation by injecting a touch of royalty and its trappings—kings, queens and diamonds, too
There seems to be a point during the first day of my writing classes where I stare at a sea of faces. Most of them are static with a dull-glazed,...
Call to action: Love Your Body Ladies by Amber Chandler
As the mom of a tween, and as a middle school teacher, I’m all too aware of the media representation of girls and women and the impact it has on...
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