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STOP THE PRESSES!

Last night my brilliant wife solved one of the main problems that has bedeviled all of us: what to call the genre in which we work. I’ll tell you her solution in a moment, but first a story. Marina is, as some of you know, a novelist and professor of English and Creative Writing at [...]

STOP THE PRESSES!

Last night my brilliant wife solved one of the main problems that has bedeviled all of us: what to call the genre in which we work. I’ll tell you her solution in a moment, but first a story. Marina is, as some of you know, a novelist and professor of English and Creative Writing at [...]

What Do They Know?

So, Friends, Here We Are Again. The New York Times reports that a new survey shows 17-year-olds know less than nothing about history and literature, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/27/us/27history.html?_r=1&ref=education&oref=slogin (if you have trouble using that link, search under "Survey Finds Teenagers Ignorant on Basic History and Literature Questions"). What are we, the community that creates nonfiction for kids up [...]

What Do They Know?

So, Friends, Here We Are Again. The New York Times reports that a new survey shows 17-year-olds know less than nothing about history and literature, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/27/us/27history.html?_r=1&ref=education&oref=slogin (if you have trouble using that link, search under "Survey Finds Teenagers Ignorant on Basic History and Literature Questions"). What are we, the community that creates nonfiction for kids up [...]

From Jackson, the Maasai with a laptop

Here is Jackson’s first response. If you (and any kids you work with) have questions for him, post them as comments and I will send them on, and post the answers here: I Jackson, a maasai by tribe depend on cattle for food, mostly I eat meat and drink milk and blood. Following the influence [...]

From Jackson, the Maasai with a laptop

Here is Jackson’s first response. If you (and any kids you work with) have questions for him, post them as comments and I will send them on, and post the answers here: I Jackson, a maasai by tribe depend on cattle for food, mostly I eat meat and drink milk and blood. Following the influence [...]

new WIP — with overseas and interactive features

Hello, Mary Bowman-Kruhm here. I am about to fly to Kenya and am delighted Marc is giving me an opportunity to share what I discover there with you. Because of the present volatile political situation, I’m a little nervous. But, as a former high school teacher and special education administrator, I’m familiar with the unexpected! [...]

new WIP — with overseas and interactive features

Hello, Mary Bowman-Kruhm here. I am about to fly to Kenya and am delighted Marc is giving me an opportunity to share what I discover there with you. Because of the present volatile political situation, I’m a little nervous. But, as a former high school teacher and special education administrator, I’m familiar with the unexpected! [...]

Flash Back

On a snowy day in February, my kids were out playing, which reminded me of…. yesterday. Yesterday I had the opportunity to serve on a dissertation committee with three professors. For those of you who have not been through it — after you pass all of your exams, you write up a proposal for the [...]

Flash Back

On a snowy day in February, my kids were out playing, which reminded me of…. yesterday. Yesterday I had the opportunity to serve on a dissertation committee with three professors. For those of you who have not been through it — after you pass all of your exams, you write up a proposal for the [...]