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Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016
Zahrah the Windseeker
Hello from the library! First, if you haven’t been by the library yet, please feel free to come visit us. Next, for our newest members of the Manhattan Country School community, these are the annual Holiday Shopping Lists. Several years ago, some parents asked me for recommendations for books for holiday gifts. The lists have grown and expanded to include one for grownups as well. I hope you enjoy them! Of course, if you have any questions about other books and anything else related to...
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Another Brooklyn
Hello from the library! First, if you haven’t been by the library yet, please feel free to come visit us. Next, for our newest members of the Manhattan Country School community, these are the annual Holiday Shopping Lists. Several years ago, some parents asked me for recommendations for books for holiday gifts. The lists have grown and expanded to include one for grownups as well. I hope you enjoy them! Of course, if you have any questions about other books and anything else related to...
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016
A Squiggly Story
Hello from the library! First, if you haven’t been by the library yet, please feel free to come visit us. Next, for our newest members of the Manhattan Country School community, these are the annual Holiday Shopping Lists. Several years ago, some parents asked me for recommendations for books for holiday gifts. The lists have grown and expanded to include one for grownups as well. I hope you enjoy them! Of course, if you have any questions about other books and anything else related to...
Posted on Friday, December 9, 2016
MCS Eighth Grade
Manhattan Country School's seventh- and eighth-graders voted for climate change as their activism topic this year. Racism came in second, followed by mental illness and LGBTQ+ issues. The students are now thinking about what to focus their campaign on in a rapidly changing and unpredictable landscape. They are excited about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests, environmental justice and climate solutions. We are looking for ongoing struggles that we can join, organizations and...
Posted on Friday, December 9, 2016
Student activists
In 20 years as director of Manhattan Country School, there have been many memorable moments when I recalled the words included in the Ben Shahn lithograph of Martin Luther King, Jr. that hangs in the school’s entryway. The text, an excerpt of King’s last speech, read, “I don’t know what will happen now. We have got difficult days ahead….” Events transpiring close by and far away, with impact quite local or global, bring the values around which our community was built into sharp relief and...

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