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Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize Speech

Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize Speech

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Interview With Nadine Kadaan: Syrian Children's Book Author and Artist Nadine Kaadan, a Syrian children’s book author and illustrator, has published over 15 beautifully illustrated books helping children come to terms with issues of war, disability and more. We spoke to her about the inspiration and process behind her work, her love for her home of Damascus and the importance of preserving Arab culture through children’s stories. Illustration, The Jasmine Sneeze | Courtesy of Nadine Kaadan I always knew that this is what I wanted to do; I have a great passion for tales, colors, and the magical world of children’s books. At the age of 10 I started to write and illustrate stories, photocopy them, and sell them to children in my school. Fake news : peut-on répondre à la désinformation Depuis l’élection de Trump (voir nos deux précédents articles : « Trump : les 5 échecs des nouvelles technologies » et « Facebook, une entreprise politique ? »), la question de la propagation de fausses informations semble révéler d’une véritable crise de confiance dans notre système médiatique et politique, comme l’expliquait récemment le chercheur en science de l’information Olivier Ertzscheid. De partout, les esprits s’agitent pour tenter de trouver des réponses.

Book List: Picture Books about Muslim or Middle Eastern Characters In case you haven’t noticed, there’s been a lot of talk lately about the need for more diversity in books. We already know that the population of the United States is rapidly changing, and people have been demanding books that reflect this. From the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign to this recent article from School Library Journal, the demand for diverse titles grows louder every day. One category we often get asked about is recommendations of books featuring Middle Eastern and Muslim characters, so we thought we’d put together a list of some favorites: Note that we have not read every book on this list, so we always recommend doing some of your own research to determine cultural accuracy.

Songwriter's Notebook: Aurora Massacre In the wake of the Aurora Massacre, pundits of all stripes are saying the same things they always say after all the massacres. In this sort of situation, poems are better, even if they may be just as inadequate as any other form of communication. There is also an audio version. Aurora Massacre

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