Girls’ Studies: The Violence Interrupters

I watched a documentary called The Interrupters (2011), which is about interrupting the violence occurring on Chicago’s streets. There are many organizations working to curb this violence, which kills many children each week, and one of them is The Interrupters. It is a group of former gang members who have decided to use their street... Continue Reading →

Helping Children Make Sense of Grownup Problems: Beverly Cleary

I can hardly read Dear Mr. Henshaw (1983, Newbery Medal 1984) by Beverly Cleary without crying.  Sometimes sobbing. Sometimes an ugly cry.  It is such a touching book, and when I read it to my daughter a few weeks ago, I kept choking up and having to stop and regain composure.  My daughter was confused. ... Continue Reading →

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