Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (September 2018)

The words were: always, below, call, chase, fall, leave, school, sleep, teach


Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

Picture book (for adults):

Go the F*ck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach, illustrated by Ricardo Cortés

Short story from We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices:

“One Day Papi Drove Me to School” by Tony Medina, illustrated by Edel Rodriguez


This art museum Is 40 feet below water – In my Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update for July, I included an article about an underwater art museum off the coast of Florida. Here is another example of an underwater art museum, this time off the coast of Mexico.

A Park for Fallen Statues? – In 2012, Edward Tenner wrote of how we might display statues that, for whatever reason, are no longer compatible with shared ideals: “The purpose should be neither to mock nor to glorify them but to help visitors reflect on art and political life in an open-air setting.”

History isn’t a ‘useless’ major. It teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of – This May 2016 article focuses mostly on the skills of, and career prospects for, history majors but also touches on the importance of historical knowledge for society as a whole.

Don Lemon on Why Survivors Don’t Always Report Sexual Assault – CNN anchor and sexual assault survivor Don Lemon explained that many victims ask themselves, “Will I be believed, will I be blamed, will I have evidence, will everyone judge me, and if I speak out, will it even matter?”

Historic schoolhouse roof repaired with a little help from the Amish – Not gonna lie, I was disappointed that this article is not about a museum, but the story out of Carroll County, Maryland is nonetheless interesting.

The racist history of Chevy Chase, long home to Washington’s power players – As an advisory neighborhood commissioner put it in 2014, “I don’t think [Chevy Chase founder Francis G.] Newlands gets a pass because of the times. He helped create the times.”

Book I had previously read in print form, and listened to parts of the audiobook in September:

Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry


About Laura

Paralegal with Master of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education, frequent museum visitor, based in Washington, DC. I care about what museums can do, both in terms of public offerings and internal practices, to make the world a better place. I blog about museum education ("informed"), the social work of museums ("humane"), and visitor experience ("citizenry").
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