Growth Spurt

If you are a parent, or have ever been around the parent of a new baby, you may be familiar with the term “growth spurt.” It is usually paired with the words, “I don’t know what’s wrong with Little Johnnie – he must be going through a ____” (growth spurt). Babies get fussy during growth … Continue reading Growth Spurt

Authors of color from each US state – will you help me fill in the gaps?

I am looking for titles set in each US state by authors from that state. Can you help? Scroll down for details on the project. Thank you! One of the most challenging aspects of my Andrea Reads America project* has been finding works of fiction set in each state written by non-Caucasian authors who are … Continue reading Authors of color from each US state – will you help me fill in the gaps?

New science says literary fiction helps us understand one another

“Understanding others’ mental states is a crucial skill that enables the complex social relationships that characterize human societies.” – David Comer Kidd and Emanuele Castano, “Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind,” Science “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and … Continue reading New science says literary fiction helps us understand one another