Posts Tagged "After Gandhi"

Mongolia!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in Bk: After Gandhi | 2 comments

Mongolia!

Ulaanbaatar, which means “Red Hero,” is a sprawling city of 1.8 million (more than half the population of the country), set in a flat valley ringed by mountains, on a vast high plain.   On my first day, I was treated to a nearly 5-mile walking tour of the city (UB), guided by Rick, elementary school principal, and Geoff, middle school English teacher at the International School of Ulaanbaatar (ISU), my host in Mongolia. On a northern hillside at the Gandantegchenling Monastery, we saw orange- and red-robed monks in residence, and people of all ages turning prayer wheels and...

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Bangkok!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Bk: Africa is Not a Country , Bk: After Gandhi, Bk: Legend of Hong Kil Dong, Travel | Comments Off on Bangkok!

Bangkok!

March was a busy month. I spent two weeks in Southeast Asia presenting in international schools. First stop was Bangkok. I had a day and a half to recover from jet lag and see a few of the sights, including the gorgeous Buddhist temple, Wat Po, where I met some fascinating characters:   One of the most amazing things about being in Thailand was that it was not winter.   March 11 and 12 I visited the beautiful Concordian International School, a tri-lingual (English, Thai and Mandarin) institution for Thai-Chinese students. At the request of librarian Erin Sieck, who wanted to make...

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The Power of Mandela

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Bk: After Gandhi, Bk: Talking Walls, Race & Culture | Comments Off on The Power of Mandela

The Power of Mandela

 illustration from After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance   by Anne Sibley O’Brien and Perry Edmond O”Brien   “1962. Cape Town, South Africa Robben Island, a wild, rocky outpost seven miles off the coast, was a place of banishment. Nelson Mandela arrived there in the dark belly of a boat, chained to three other men. ‘This is the island! Here you will die!’ white prison guards yelled at the four men as they stepped off the boat. They commanded them to jog between lines of armed guards to the prison gatehouse. Mandela knew this moment was...

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Catching Up

Posted by on Apr 18, 2010 in Bk: After Gandhi, Bk: What Will You Be, Sara Mee?, Diverse & Global Books | 3 comments

Catching Up

A short break from the focus on white conditioning to share some recent happenings in my publishing life:   1. NEW BOOK! What Will You Be, Sara Mee? by Kate Aver Avraham, was released in February from Charlesbridge. In it, six-year-old Korean-American Chong tells the story of his baby sister’s tol, the traditional celebration of a child’s first birthday.   I got a lot of help with visual details from my friends here in Portland, Won-Bae and Ip-bun Park of Sun Oriental Market, and their son Se-jong and his wife Ji-yun, whose daughter Chae-hee was the model for Sara Mee. Yesterday...

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