Category: politics

GIVING THANKS

We are here because of the friendship of the first people. This month of November has been appropriately designated as American Indian Heritage Month. I give thanks for excellent, authentic and accurate books written for children by authors and artists…

The Many Faces of Josephine Baker

In this multi-layered portrait of one of the most famous African-American performers of the 20th century for Chicago Review Press’s Women of Action series, Peggy Caravantes presents us with Josephine Baker: a flamboyant, difficult woman whose dream of integration and…

Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence

Secular parents interested in enlightening their young readers (the book is aimed at children age 4 to 8, though it’s somewhat text-heavy, and high concept) about world religions may like this informative and colorful book about the ancient-era spiritual leader…