May 2020

Times of Cloud - The Paris Review PodcastThis is the first episode of the Paris Review podcast and to be honest I would recommend listening to all of them. The…

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April 2020

You may have noticed a bit of a gap between entries here. Sorry. The end of 2019 and beginning of 2020 was a crazy time. Not only was Australia burning…

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Books for boys and girls

At the end of 2019 I had a baby daughter. I've long been aware of the fact that there are fewer female characters in kids' books. But the unjust reality of that really hit home when I started to read to her. Here's a list of books I've found with strong and/or realistic female characters.

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October 2019

1619 - The New York TimesThis is a series that "examines the long shadow of slavery". Starting with the arrival of a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans in…

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September 2019

If - Sherre DeLys and John JacobsThis is a stunning piece produced in 2002 and inspired by the New Children's Hospital at Westmead. It lives in a blurry grey spot…

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