Books can get us to empathize with monstrous people. Professor Richard Middleton-Kaplan believes that’s not only a good thing, but a vital part of human rights work.
Has murder gotten…nicer?
“It’s good to laugh, it’s good to laugh at ourselves and what we take as gospel or what we take as truth, because it happens so much and so often.”
An interview with Rena Priest, new Washington State Poet Laureate, about the meaning of home and the music of language.
Cabin Fever Kids, a free downloadable book from Humanities Washington, helps kids uncover the deeper meaning in deceptively simple children’s literature.
The American Book Award-winning poet and member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation is the first Indigenous poet to assume the role.
America’s story is in constant flux. Isn’t it time to make everyone a main character?
A new digital book featuring fun and fascinating questions based on children’s literature, designed for parents and teachers looking to get kids thinking more deeply about life’s big issues.
“A student asked me, ‘I can’t tell if this story is optimistic or pessimistic.’ I responded, ‘It’s pessimistic, because it’s about living with loss. And it’s optimistic because it’s about living with loss. I can’t explain it any other way.'”
“I see my life as being like a canvas, which I work on creating with my every thought and deed.”