A Word About Immigration

All my life, I've known immigrants and people of other races. During my early childhood in Southern California, I attended a school where (depending on the year) one-third to one-half of my classmates were either immigrants themselves or born to immigrant parents. They came from Mexico, Egypt, Swaziland, and Japan - just to name the countries I … Continue reading A Word About Immigration

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I’m Thankful for: Professor M

Every year around Thanksgiving, I share a post about an inspiring woman I’m grateful to have known. There was never any doubt about what I'd study in college. When I looked at prospectuses, my first step was always to flip to the English department section, to see what courses they offered and what the English faculty's … Continue reading I’m Thankful for: Professor M

The Librarian of Basra and Alia’s Mission

The Librarian of Basra: A True Story From Iraq by Jeanette Winter Harcourt, 2005 32 pages Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq by Mark Alan Stamaty Alfred A. Knopf, 2004 32 pages When the United States, Britain, and George W. Bush's "coalition of the willing" invaded Iraq in 2003, the human toll of the … Continue reading The Librarian of Basra and Alia’s Mission