#OwnVoices

#OwnVoices

← Best Films of 2018 So Far! Stories and storytelling is woven into the fabric of our lives.  We tell stories in many different formats. We tell stories in our music, in how we talk about our everyday lives, in what we watch for entertainment, and we even tell...
Best Films of 2018 So Far!

Best Films of 2018 So Far!

← Shannon's Hot Takes on Hot Reads (and Other Things) for August 2018 Halloween for the Whole Household → This has been a particularly exciting year for film. Masters are returning to form. Newcomers are smashing expectations. And overall, the stories...
Native American Cinema

Native American Cinema

← Real and Fake News In the Movies Let's Lay Tracks to a Connected Kirkwood → There’s a fair amount of films featuring indigenous peoples, but not a lot of films by indigenous peoples or that capture true input through seasoned Native actors. At...
5 Films on Natural Disasters

5 Films on Natural Disasters

With the recent tragedies in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, many have been left with lingering feelings of hopelessness, but also a desire to give back. Here in the midwest, safe from the dangers faced by those living on the coast, there can be difficulty in...
Favorite Books that Rhyme

Favorite Books that Rhyme

Stories that rhyme aren’t just fun to read aloud–the repetition of rhymes and stories also teach children how language works and builds memory capabilities that can be applied to all sorts of activities. Here’s a list of favorite rhyming stories!  ...