Writing About Children and War

Since children are the most vulnerable citizens of any society, it seems rather obvious that they are the citizens most likely to be negatively affected by war. Until very… More

Proud to Be an Afghan Girl

The Afghan Women's Writing Project is a platform for Afghan women to develop their voices and discover their power in the world without the filter of the media… More

On Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn

It’s a luxury in our country that banning books is by and large an academic argument...[W]hen we have a discussion of “banned” books in this country, what we are… More

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