It’s been a while!
I don’t usually talk about my personal life (that’s not why you’re here!), but this has been a rough year for me, and I’ve been having a hard time keeping my depression — which has been pretty well controlled for the past several years — in check. I’m fine — I have a great therapist, tons of support, and I’m trying all kinds of different medications and techniques — but the whole Stuff We Like thing has felt a little hard to wrap my brain around some weeks. Which is long-winded way of saying, it’s not you, it’s me, and I hope I’ll be back in the rhythm of regularly liking stuff soon
what’s happening at home/school/life
The summer issue is out! We tried something new and published an all-digital edition (so no PDF to download) — we’ve had several people ask for that, so we wanted to give it a try. If you have an opinion, let us know!
on patreon: We’re wrapping up our homeschooling high school series next week. (Where did the summer go?) Support us on Patreon for as little as $1/month, and get access to all our Patreon-only content.
out and about: You can find Amy chatting about literature-based learning at the SEA Online Symposium in July.
from the archives: A great curriculum for right now: The Science of Climate Change; Suzanne says this steampunk alt-history series is the perfect summer binge; we bust some common myths about homeschooling high school
in the store: Last call for print curriculum orders this year! :)
links i liked
This story about politics and in-fighting at a fancy Brooklyn preschool should totally be turned into a television series.
I loved this piece about literary translations: “Translation, after all, is literary analysis mixed with sympathy, a matter for the brain as well as the heart.”
How horror movies kill off inquisitive women of color.
I found this really interesting: There’s a lot of anger and drama happening in the YA community around representation, and I appreciate this thoughtful unpacking.
things i didn’t know but now i do
George Washington was a (racist) amateur genealogist.
Ancient Scots built artificial islands during the Stone Age. (That’s around the same time Stonehenge was built.)
books added to my tbr list
Gin Austen (because I am there for Jane Austen cocktails!)
The Nickel Boys (because I’ll read everything he writes)