on serving preservice teachers during a time of book banning

Mine is a wildly varied job, one where I spend a large part of my time giving directions (printer’s over there, bathroom’s yonder, oh sorry you want the men’s bathroom that’s thataway, yeah we finally have a color printer again it’s yonder) and then can bounce in a moment to doing intensive research and hunting down difficult to find primary sources. (I’ve gotten really good … Continue reading on serving preservice teachers during a time of book banning

a ban on Maus will only put Maus into the hands of those who can already afford it

Look, I know a lot of people are arguing otherwise. They’re going to say that Tennessee’s ban on Maus, Art Speigelman’s multiple-award-winning tale of the Holocaust (where the Jews are anthropomorphized mice), will mean that Maus will make its way into more hands. People are gonna find that book, they say. Those kids are gonna read Maus. And all those other books that they’re banning, … Continue reading a ban on Maus will only put Maus into the hands of those who can already afford it

Para el alma no hay encierro: Juana Inés on Netflix

It’s taken me a bit to return to Juana Inés, mainly because I have been running largely on rage and when that is the case I turn, very decidedly, to The Last Kingdom and The Musketeers and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and other violent period dramas (with an occasional helping of Wynonna Earp or Buffy the Vampire Slayer), because I am nowhere near as nice a person as folks seem to … Continue reading Para el alma no hay encierro: Juana Inés on Netflix