Three-and-a-half steps. Visualize it: that’s how big your home is. Back against the wall, three-and-a-half steps until you can’t go anymore. Arms straight out at your sides, fingers touching both walls, cement floors. Hardly [...]
Your child loves his teacher. It’s something you’re grateful for, because that makes it easier for him to go to school. Every morning, he rises with a smile and he comes home excited. [...]
Death and taxes. That’s what your father used to say were the only things in life that you could count on. Neither one was escapable; both were consistent.
This year, your teachers say you’ve changed a lot. You’ve grown a couple of inches, which is the first thing they noticed. They say you’re not a little kid anymore, that you’re more mature. Your
What can you say about tragedy? When it’s imminent, you brace yourself and hope to come out unscathed. In its aftermath, you mourn and, eventually, you move on, healed… but not quite ever the same.
Beginning in December of 1955, the Montgomery Bus Boycott was one of the most important catalysts for radically charging the American civil rights movement. A language arts teacher in Atlanta, Yolanda L. Everett knows that [...]
You’ve read a lot of signs like that in your life, online and real-time. Save the whales or the environment, penguins or tigers, fish, trees, or grasses, there’s always something about to disappear, and you [...]
You are entitled to change your mind. You don’t have to apologize or admit you were wrong. Just act on your new convictions and, sooner or later, someone will notice your different opinions, improved ideals, [...]
The history books you had in school last year almost put you to sleep. They were filled with dates and stats, dead people, lost battles, and towns that aren’t even around anymore. Who really cares [...]
By Terri Schlichenmeyer, The Bookworm Sez It’s never been done before. It’s never been done, it’s never been tried. Maybe it’s never been thought of, either, but that hasn’t stopped you. Once a valid idea [...]