Michael’s essay: In praise of librarians
— Read on www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4618213
In truth, librarians and elementary school teachers are the most important non-parental figures in a child’s life.
Mr. Chapstick isn’t just brave and wise to know what can injure his wellbeing but poignantly assesses what ails our current democratic era. Fight, debate, or campaign but always do it from intelligence and not ego or personal frustration. I think too much of the Internet discourse conflates issues from personal anger or confusion. Post whatever but try to reflect what you are truly saying and why. Thx Ian.
The White Rose (German: die Weiße Rose) was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany led by a group of students and a professor at the University of Munich.
The group conducted an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign which called for active opposition to the Nazi regime. Their activities started in Munich on June 27th, 1942, and ended with the arrest of the core group by the Gestapo on February 18th, 1943. They, as well as other members and supporters of the group who carried on distributing the pamphlets, faced show trials by the Nazi People’s Court (Volksgerichtshof), and many of them were sentenced to death or imprisonment.(wiki)
The New Vanguard
Our critics chose 15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.
By Dwight Garner, Parul Sehgal and Jennifer Szalai
March 5, 2018
“..For Women’s History Month, The Times’s staff book critics — Dwight Garner, Jennifer Szalai and myself, Parul Sehgal — sat down together to think about these writers who are opening new realms to us, whose books suggest and embody unexplored possibilities in form, feeling and knowledge.”
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