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This Weekend Forget ‘Gatsby,’ and See ‘The World Before Her’ Instead

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…the most riveting film about gender I’ve seen in a looooong time.

Why At First I Didn’t Think I Could Write About ‘Citizen Hearst’

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So why am I so on the fence about recommending this well-produced and often engaging film?

When Curriculum is Media: The Important Lessons of ‘The Revisionaries’

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Students are provided with curriculum in much the same way that religious adherents are provided with scripture, as something whose source and authorship are not be discussed, much less questioned.

Five Simple Things It’s Easy to Overlook About Comics

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At ALA Midwinter, one of the people in attendance asked how many librarians in the audience still encounter opposition from parents, teachers, or school administrators in promoting and collecting comics. I was astounded to see the majority of the librarians in the audience raise their hands.

With ‘42’ in Theaters, Here’s a Free Movie Starring Jackie Robinson

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Alfred Green’s 1950 film, made at the height of Robinson’s career, is in the public domain…

Learning About the Holocaust Through ‘Schindler’s List’ and IWitness

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“One of the students said to me, ‘You know IWitness is kind of like a cross between a library and YouTube.'”

The Shoah Foundation on Media Literacy… and the Importance of Librarians

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“It was purposeful that the IWitness platform was built with media literacy and school standards around digital education right at the center of its architecture.”