Friday, March 26, 2021

Helping to Eliminate Child Hunger

According to Feeding America, "Due to the coronavirus pandemic, 42 million people may face hunger in the U.S. — including more than 13 million children." Working with Gather—an organization in Portsmouth, NH that has been committed to helping to end local hunger for over 200 years—we have discovered this beautiful book about ending hunger in the U.S. 

Recently, I made a YouTube reading of Lulu and the Hunger Monster by Erik Talkin and illustrated by Sheryl Murray that was shared with a group of volunteers in an evening session, talking about how we can help families and children eliminate hunger.

Do get the book, and share it with as many educators, schools, libraries, families, and children as you can.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Caste versus Class


I have always been intrigued about the difference between "caste" and "class." I wrote an article back in 1999 in Independent School magazine, "Class Bias—The Real Enemy" that gave my thoughts on class. . . back then. Well, the book Caste The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson explains it all and in such an understandable way. This NYTimes bestseller—28 weeks on the bestseller list—is a must-read book by all. 

It really takes the wonderful book Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari to the next level in helping us understand the importance of "humanity" in any culture.

Here is an excellent seven-minute video review of the book with Isabel Wilkerson from the PBS News Hour.