ALA committee recommends ‘LGBT Youth in America’s Schools’

by Phillip Witteveen February 6, 2013

The best and brightest of 2013’s books of “commendable literary quality and significant authentic LGBT content”¬†have been collected by the American Library Association for readers and librarians alike. The 2013 Over the Rainbow List is a compilation of 84 titles that includes Jason Ciancotto and Sean Cahill’s LGBT Youth in America’s Schools. Ciancotto and Cahill present a review of public policy affecting LGBT students, with research and a retellling of personal accounts of ¬†discrimination. The book has received numerous favorable reviews and commendations, and the authors have made their case for safe and inclusive schools in several op-eds and interviews. […]

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The University of Michigan Series in Digital Humanities@digitalculturebooks and the UM/HASTAC Digital Humanities Publication Prize

by University of Michigan Press December 14, 2009

The University of Michigan Press and the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) are pleased to announce the launch of The University of Michigan Series in Digital Humanities@digitalculturebooks and the UM/ HASTAC Digital Humanities Publication Prize.  The series editors are Julie Thompson  Klein  (Wayne State University), Tara McPherson (University of Southern California) and Tom Finholt (University of Michigan).  The series advisory board members are Cathy Davidson (Duke University), Sidonie Smith (University of Michigan), Daniel Herwitz (University of Michigan), Wendy Chun (Brown University), and Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Pomona College).

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Q&A with Annie Lehmann, author of The Accidental Teacher

by University of Michigan Press November 2, 2009

Having severe autism does not stop Annie Lehmann's son Jonah from teaching her some of life's most valuable lessons. The Accidental Teacher, a heartfelt memoir about self-discovery rather than illness, uses insight and humor to weave a tale rich with kitchen-table wisdom. It explains the realities of life with a largely nonverbal son and explores the frustrations and triumphs of the Lehmann family as Jonah grew into a young adult. Annie Lehmann, a freelance writer for more than twenty-five years, has published articles in many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times and Detroit Free Press. Listen to the […]

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