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    #245503 - 05/14/19 05:17 PM Re: books for adults [Re: Bostonian]
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    Passion-Driven Education: How to Use Your Child's Interests to Ignite a Lifelong Love of Learning, by Connor Boyack (2016)
    with foreword by John Taylor Gatto, author of
    Weapons of Mass Instruction (2010)
    and
    Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Edition: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling (2017)
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    The Underground History of American Education, Volume I: An Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling (2017)

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    #245780 - 06/29/19 12:00 PM Re: books for adults [Re: Bostonian]
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    Hidden Figures: The American Dream and t...t Lee Shetterly

    The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space
    This is a heavy, expensive coffee table book but it's worth it.

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    #245784 - 06/30/19 01:47 PM Re: books for adults [Re: Bostonian]
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    I thought of a few more books:

    Uprooted by Naomi Novik
    Spinning Silver also by Naomi Novik

    Anything by Neil Gaiman. He did a nonfiction book I really like called The View From the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction
    Gaiman is a strong supported of libraries and I have a library science degree and use the library all the time. He has a lot of interesting things to say.

    He is friends with the musician Tori Amos. Which brings me to my next book:
    Comic Book Tattoo: Tales Inspired by Tori Amos This was a joint project by Gaiman, Amos, and the artists who illustrated her songs.

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    #247597 - 09/22/20 08:43 AM Re: books for adults [Re: Bostonian]
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    An important slice of history:

    Color, Communism, and Common Sense (1958), is a crucial artifact. Written by a Black man, ex-Communist Manning Johnson, this book provides historical context, primary source documents, and insight as to the seeds sown for the development of today's critical race theory.
    A brief excerpt of Chapter 7 follows.
    Click to reveal..
    To one familiar with red [Communist] trickery, it is obvious that placing the blame for all the Negroesí ills at the door of the white leaders in America is to remove all responsibility from the Negro. This tends to make the Negro:
    (a) feel sorry for himself;
    (b) blame others for his failures;
    (c) ignore the countless opportunities around him;
    (d) jealous of the progress of other racial and national groups;
    (e) expect the white man to do everything for him;
    (f) look for easy and quick solutions as a substitute for the harsh realities of competitive struggle to get ahead.

    The result is a persecution complexóa warped belief that the white manís prejudices, the white manís system, the white manís government is responsible for everything. Such a belief is the way the reds [Communists] plan it, for the next logical step is hate that can be used by the reds [Communists] to accomplish their ends.
    ...
    This is the same sucker bait the reds [Communists] used to win and use millions of white peoples now under the whiplash of Soviet tyranny. They took the Soviet road to freedom only to find it a snare and a delusion.

    Related:
    Website of Manning Johnson (1908-1959), which provides free online access to his 1958 whistleblowing book as a 2009 Web Version, and also presents his Farewell Address (36:18), and a transcript of the Farewell Address, in which Manning Johnson discusses many issues which are still at the forefront and unfolding as news headlines today, more than 60 years later.

    Reprints of the 1958 edition of Manning Johnson's book are also available for purchase at book stores and online at Amazon.

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