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Booked Kids Trip 1: Planting Day at Union Market

The goal of Booked Kids is to create dynamic learning environments where parents and community volunteers can also coach children in reading. On our inaugural trip, I am proud to say we did just that! We took 9 children on a planting activity at Union Market, a popular Washington DC food market. Not only did the…

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Five Ways to Transform Your Love Life

I THOUGHT I KNEW EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS LOVE THING. I would shower my friends and family with good conversation. I would listen to their problems. I would give others my best. Even after my own sister opened up about loneliness and even after a few failed relationships, I still thought I knew what it meant…

Seeing Beneath What Seems

IT DOESN’T TAKE LONG TO REALIZE THAT SOMETHING IS OFF. The father rambled through dark alleyways believing strangers were his son. The daughter forgot what it felt like to moan. Church members claimed to throw bricks through home windows in the name of The Lord. Yet, rather than dismiss these characters as a group badly…

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The New Jim Crow

“THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR EVERYONE.” It’s not the easy read you were hoping to flip through on the beach. In fact, this book specializes in making you uncomfortable. You can’t help but feel uneasy as you realize that even you have been complicit in the mass incarceration of African-Americans–or as Michelle Alexander terms it–The…