Khaled Hosseini’s New Book, “Sea Prayer.” He’s a great humanitarian.

Khaled   Not only is Hosseini a great writer, he is a profound and important humanitarian.  He’s also a physician.  It’s only my thinking, but I bet if he wrote more novels he would make more money for himself.  Instead, he is using his fame as a way to help others, and has been all over the world trying to help. He especially is moved to help refugees worldwide.

https://www.khaledhosseinifoundation.org/

This site spells out some of the work his foundation does.

Well done, Sir. Well done.

One Hundred Years of My Antonia

I love the novels, short stories, and poetry of American writer Willa Cather.  She may  be best known for her beloved novel of the prairie, My Antonia

One hundred years have passed since the publication of this lovingly and well-written novel.  The Willa Cather Foundation  is remembering the novel with memories of the real life woman who partly inspired Cather to write about Antonia.

Only a book nerd would love this, and I love this.  Cather’s fiction is not flashy or trashy or shocking; they are loving but realistic looks into the beauty and the desperation of life.

Highly recommended.

Educators: Diane Ravitch’s websites

Website            If you are an educator in America or follow education issues, you probably know about Dr. Ravitch’s websites. I highly recommend her websites, as Dr. Ravitch dares to challenge the status quo.

As she writes on her blog:

Diane Ravitch’s website

A bit about her background, from her website:

My website is dianeravitch.com.
I am a historian of education and Research Professor of Education at New York University.
I was born in Houston, Texas, attended the Houston public schools from kindergarten through high school, and graduated from Wellesley College in 1960. I received my Ph.D. in the history of American education in 1975.