Will Opening Businesses Sooner Save Lives?

Many people are justifiably concerned about the impact of COVID-19, not only on health but on the economy: Some people suggest that suicide rates will increase if we do not put people back to work immediately. They claim that more children in the U.S. will experience neglect and starvation. They demand we act today to... Continue Reading →

2018 100 Book Challenge Update

Where are you in your 2018 Book Challenge? Join me on GoodReads to track your progress. To support Henderson Memorial Public Library, I signed up this year for the ICON 100 Book Challenge. Yikes! Posting reviews on YouTube Live kept getting shut down midstream, so GoodReads is the place to follow along. While nearing the... Continue Reading →

Next Week in Cleveland: XPRIZE & CLE-BEE

Support adult literacy by attending an XPRIZE info session or CLE-BEE fundraiser.

Tale as Old as Time: A Library in Need

It's an ordinary day in our small town library... until the furnace breaks! Watch this funny parody video and be our hero today.

GED® Test Prep Resources

Thanks for coming! I am Meagen Farrell, author of Teaching Adults: A GED® Test Resource Book available from New Readers Press, and previously National Teacher Trainer for GED Academy (among other products offered by Essential Education). Looking to pass the GED® Test, or to help someone study? You've come to the right place! Below you will find a collection of... Continue Reading →

Friday in Cleveland: Make & Take Mustard Seed Books

Register today for our free workshop! Learn how to write your own book & teach fluency for beginning readers of any age.

Your Early Holiday Gift: A Sneak Peak at Mustard Seed Teaching

Hi friends! SHHHHH! I have been working on something, and I can't keep it a secret any more! But don't tell everyone just yet... I'm not ready to shout it to the WHOLE world, but just couldn't wait to give you a sneak peak into an exciting new project I'm planning to launch in early 2017. I... Continue Reading →

How Inner City Hough is Like Small Town Jefferson

Two years ago, we moved to my husband's small town for two reasons: 1. As a family practice doctor, rural access to health care is a much more dire need than urban access. 2. His parents live here. Unfortunately, thanks to the "city vs country mouse" trope, there’s a strong perception that people in small... Continue Reading →

Crossing Racial Lines in Cleveland, or, S#!& Black People Say to White People Living in Hough

How do black neighbors react to a white person moving in to Hough?

A Neighbor Responds: On the Need to Integrate Cleveland Neighborhoods

Writer and activist Mansfield Frazier welcomes urban diversity

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