Childrens literature

The mothers caught between the law and their jihadi children – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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The wisdom of children isn’t all it’s cracked up to be – Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Here’s an uplifting story from the vanguard of the culture war. As the New York Times reports: ‘At the Advent School in Boston, Erina Spiegelman, who is an instructional coordinator, recalled that a teacher last year asked a group of students the big question: ‘What is gender?’. The first answer came from a second-grader: ‘It’s a thing people invented to put you in a category.” I have a daughter that age…

Martin Luther’s children: the top 10 Protestants in fiction – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It was, in part, Martin Luther’s love of words that made him so attractive to me as a subject for biography. That, and the looming 500th anniversary of his issuing, on 31 October 1517, of the 95 Theses that kickstarted the Protestant Reformation. The quincentenary has been marked around Europe with celebrations jointly organised by the Lutheran World Federation and (remarkably) the Vatican. The two are now evidently the best…

Syrian children flee after kindergarten is bombed in besieged Ghouta – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Dozens of Syrian children were forced to flee a kindergarten on Sunday after it was allegedly bombed by government forces, highlighting the suffering of civilians in areas besieged by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and the rampant abuses in the six-year civil war. Video footage shows crying and panicked children fleeing the site of the attack on Sunday, as adults usher them on to go and hide as the…

Mexico cartels recruit children to smuggle people to US – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico – At first sight, he looks like an average 14-year-old boy.  Sturdily built, initially taciturn and with a fashionable top knot haircut, Jose* listens head bowed as his dad says that he brings him nothing but trouble. Tongue lashing over, he eventually comes to life, wanting to show off his pigs and hens, all happily rooting around outside the ramshackle house that he shares with…

Freight Books: liquidator takes control of award-winning Scottish publisher – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

A liquidator has been appointed for the troubled publisher Freight Books, a one-time star of the Scottish publishing scene that was named Scottish publisher of the year in 2015. According to documents filed at Companies House, WRI Associates was appointed provisional liquidator of Freight Books on 20 October following a court order. With names on its publishing roster including Irvine Welsh and Janice Galloway, the Glasgow-based Freight had been taken…

Sailors Bring Smiles to Children at Sri Lanka Hospital – Department of Defense

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Oct. 30, 2017 — Sailors from the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and members of the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka visited children at Lady Ridgeway Hospital here during a port visit yesterday. Sailors Volunteer at Sri Lankan Hospital …

To Change the World, Begin Building One That’s Good for Children – NBCNews.com

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

We live in dangerous times, or so it feels. It’s not just a feeling, though: More and more families struggle to make ends meet, and to find affordable childcare and health insurance. There’s a vengeful white supremacist in the White House, from which the daily news sounds surreal and bordering on chaos. And only stubborn deniers can ignore the reality of climate change and its intensifying super storms, melting glaciers…

12 classic books that won’t put your kid to sleep – Salon

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

If you think “classic” equals dusty and fusty, think again. When it comes to kids’ books, classic means that the stories and characters are so engaging and compelling, readers have loved them for generations. Consider “The Hobbit”, a tale so epic it spawned three movies! Or “To Kill a Mockingbird”, whose suspense-filled courtroom drama has been keeping kids up past their bedtimes for decades. These and other classic books share timeless themes, page-turning pacing,…

3 children killed, 6 hurt after truck slams into buggy – New York Post

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

At least three children were killed and six others critically injured after a pickup truck slammed into a horse-drawn buggy early Sunday in central Michigan, officials said. The crash took place around 8:34 a.m. in Sheridan, located about 45 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, FOX 17 reported. Michigan State Police told FOX 17 the pickup was traveling eastward when it struck the buggy and “demolished it.” Nine people were riding…

5 new books you don’t want to miss this week, including Michael Connelly – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE When the weather turns brisk and fall is in the air, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book. We’ve picked 10 new releases that will captivate your imagination while you sip on some hot cocoa. USA TODAY ‘Two Kinds of Truth’ by Michael Connelly(Photo: Little, Brown) USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Two…

Kentucky couple, 3 young children killed in car crash during family trip – Fox News

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

A couple and their three young children were killed in a car crash while going to see a family member, Fox 19 reports.  (FOX 19 Now) A couple and three young children were killed in a car crash while going to see a family member, Fox 19 reports. Samantha Malohn, 27 and Rodney Pollitt, Jr., 26, both died in the Thursday wreck, as did their three children, who were nine-,…

Trump Declares Journalists’ Children Cute, but He’s Still Wary of Their Parents – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

He waved his hands horizontally. “Mmm, don’t answer,” he decided, as a Leia and a Batman looked on quizzically. “That can only get me in trouble, that question. No. You have wonderful parents, right?” There was more: “So, how does the press treat you? I’ll bet you get treated better by the press than anybody in the world, right? Huh? I think so. Hi, sweetheart.” And some for the parents:…

Trump Declares Journalists’ Children Cute, but He’s Still Wary of Their Parents – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

He waved his hands horizontally. “Mmm, don’t answer,” he decided, as a Leia and a Batman looked on quizzically. “That can only get me in trouble, that question. No. You have wonderful parents, right?” There was more: “So, how does the press treat you? I’ll bet you get treated better by the press than anybody in the world, right? Huh? I think so. Hi, sweetheart.” And some for the parents:…

The best books about the JFK assassination, from Norman Mailer to Don DeLillo – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

If Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole figure involved in the assassination of President John F Kennedy (and hundreds of books have argued that he wasn’t), then he presumably fired his rifle from the Texas School Book Depository, because of the line of sight it provided on the route of the presidential motorcade through Dallas. The choice of a warehouse containing educational texts has proved prophetic. When Oswald fired, he…

UK children who need mental health services face ‘postcode lottery’ – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Children needing mental health care are forced to endure waits of up to 18 month for treatment while four in 10 psychiatric services for young people are failing, according to the health service regulator. The Care Quality Commission (CQC), after surveying mental health care for children in England, said that in one case young people were forced to wait as long as 493 days for treatment and 610 days for…

UK children who need mental health services face ‘postcode lottery’ – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Children needing mental health care are forced to endure waits of up to 18 month for treatment while four in 10 psychiatric services for young people are failing, according to the health service regulator. The Care Quality Commission (CQC), after surveying mental health care for children in England, said that in one case young people were forced to wait as long as 493 days for treatment and 610 days for…

Cambridge student accuses Telegraph of inciting hatred in books row – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Cambridge student has accused the media of a “very targeted form of harassment” after she was “flooded” with racist and sexist abuse for criticising the lack of black and ethnic minority authors on the university’s English course. Lola Olufemi, the women’s officer at Cambridge University student union, said press coverage of an open letter to the English department, signed by dozens of students, was designed to incite hatred. “This…

The grandparents raising heroin’s children – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

As the United States goes through the worst drug crisis in its history, a generation of children is being neglected, abandoned or orphaned by parents addicted to opioids. It’s often the grandparents that step in to fill the void. Tisa Beeler, a 52-year-old from Chillicothe, Ohio, took over raising four grandchildren, all of them younger than 10, after both of their parents fell into drug use and the children…

Parents of dead, dying children blast Public Health director for newborn testing failure – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Speaking publicly for the first time about his department’s decadelong failure to begin screening babies for a deadly disease, Illinois Public Health Director Nirav Shah told state lawmakers on Wednesday, “It’s unacceptable and shameful that it’s taken this long.” With parents of dead or dying children seated behind him at the state Capitol, Shah took a lashing from Rep. Mary Flowers, who called a hearing in response to the Tribune’s special…