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These two new titles pass a test drive with kids and teachers

I’m pretty good at judging the power of a children’s book, but there’s nothing like taking one on a test drive. When classrooms respond either with laughter or complete quiet, … Click to Continue »

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Harvey Weinstein Hollywood scandal shows the dark side of powerful men

Over the past few weeks, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been called a lot of names from women he’s worked with in the past. Canadian actress/filmmaker Sarah Polley called him … Click to Continue »

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Off-Broadway play, making North Carolina debut, is set in the ’50s but is still relevant today

In the early 1950s, America was in the grip of the “Red Scare,” a fear that Communism could possibly take over the country. That prompted the infamous hearings held by … Click to Continue »

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For so many women, the Ebony Fashion Fair show was about much more than the clothes

Growing up in Topeka, Kan., in the 1970s and 1980s, Kimberly Lane didn’t see a lot of women who looked like her. Lane, an African-American girl surrounded by mostly white … Click to Continue »

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