WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HOME/SCHOOL/LIFE
I’m wrapping up the spring issue and next year’s curriculum, in that order!
on the blog: Don’t let other people’s voices get in your way
on instagram: Suzanne makes the best book recommendations
from the archives: A Civil War reading list and 30 great ideas for celebrating National Poetry Month
LINKS I LIKED
I love this so much: Reimagining history, one whitewashed diorama at a time. We really can do better as we know better, just like this.
I love my job, but I don’t want my job to be the most important thing in my life.
Suzanne and I were just talking about what ever happened to Wite-Out. (Do you think the internet is spying on me?)
I thought this was great — I love getting to review books as part of my day job, but sometimes I just want to talk about books, and that’s not the same thing.
THINGS I DIDN’T KNOW BUT NOW I DO
One of the most celebrated women authors of the 19th century got erased from literary history.
Fantasy birding is a thing, and it is GLORIOUS.
BOOKS ADDED TO MY TBR LIST THIS WEEK
Tokyo Stories: A Japanese Cookbook (I think my daughter will love this one)
The Old Drift (Salman Rushdie makes this sound like a can’t-miss)
WHAT’S MAKING ME HAPPY
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