It’s crunch time here at HSL HQ: Finals at the Academy are next week, our galleys are in for the new Year Two curriculum, and the spring issue just wrapped.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HOME/SCHOOL/LIFE
in the magazine: The spring issue is out! Make sure to download your copy.
on instagram: The galleys for our Year Two curriculum make such a pretty stack.
on patreon: Suzanne and I are kicking off a summer series on academic homeschooling through high school — we’ll talk course rigor, transcripts, testing, AP classes, and college matchmaking.
LINKS I LIKED
I am pleased to report that I have read all of the 11 most challenged books of 2018.
I think by now you know that I will happily read anything about fonts. (My son was poking fun at my daughter yesterday because she’s been spending all week changing the fonts on the covers of her Wattpad books, but I think it’s probably genetic…)
“What confounds me… is how much longer the rollback of Reconstruction was than Reconstruction itself; how dogged was the determination of the ‘Redeemed South’ to obliterate any trace of the marvelous gains made by the freedpeople, especially the prodigious number of black men who exercised the right to vote and the emergence of a black political leadership class within a few years of emancipation.”
Walt Whitman, for me, is a huge piece of American literature, which I’m teaching next year, so I found this particularly interesting. I feel like this may well be the work of 21st century academic literature: How to build a canon that is respectful and inclusive, that can separate excellence from personality without excusing racism, sexism, colonialism, etc.
THINGS I DIDN’T KNOW BUT NOW I DO
I’m not the only compulsive notebook buyer out there. (It feels so good to start a new one, though!)
The internet is changing the way we preserve endangered languages.
BOOKS ADDED TO MY TBR LIST THIS WEEK
WHAT’S MAKING ME HAPPY
The prospect of getting caught up on the parts of my life that get put on hold during editing binges!