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Daring to Look: Dorothea Lange's photographs and reports from the field

book cover imageThe name Dorothea Lange may not ring a bell but her most famous photograph of a migrant woman holding a child during the Great Depression is likely an image you have seen before.

In Daring to Look : Dorothea Lange's photographs and reports from the field ,  Anne Whiston Spirn has put together a

When your child has a learning disability

For some parents, the return to school involves not only buying school supplies and planning school lunches but the stress of preparing to advocate for their children with learning disabilities or ADHD. Some parents will be new to learning about learning disabilities or ADHD as the school year evolves and there is evidence their child may have one of these challenges.

On our learning disabilities information page Life>>Raising a Family >> Education: Learning Disabilities,  you will find,

Fresh squid heads anyone?

book cover imageMaarten doesn't speak or read Chinese so imagine his surprise when, after ordering a meal in a restaurant by pointing to words he can't read on a menu, the server brings him a tureen loaded with fresh, live squid and some sauces in bowls.

Fresh squid heads anyone?

book cover imageMaarten doesn't speak or read Chinese so imagine his surprise when, after ordering a meal in a restaurant by pointing to words he can't read on a menu, the server brings him a tureen loaded with fresh, live squid and some sauces in bowls.

In Search of our Roots

book cover imageHenry Louis Gates, Jr. has been interested in his family's history since his father showed him a photograph of his great-great grandmother, an ex-slave named Jane Gates, when he was 10 years old. As an adult, this scholar traced the family trees of 19 African Americans, such as Oprah Winfrey, Morgan Freeman, Maya Angelou and Whoopi Goldberg, through U.S. history and back to Africa.

Wortley Village Jazz and Blues Festival

Blues and jazz lovers have a great opportunity to enjoy local musicians at a free outdoor festival in London from 2 - 8 pm on Saturday, August 15, 2009 in Wortley Village in Old South, London.

The Complicated World of Friendship

autobiography of a faceWhen Lucy Grealy was nine years old, she was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a frequently fatal cancer in her jaw.  Her book, Autobiography of a Face, is her story of the effect of the disfiguring surgeries she endured and how the changes to her physical appearance

Home County Folk Festival: musicians' cds

Last week I mentioned that Sunfest is one of my favourite summer festivals in London. One of my other favourites is the Home County Folk Festival happening this weekend, July 17, 18 and 19, 2009 in Victoria Park. Also, like Sunfest, we carry the cds of many of the musicians who will be performing for free, such as

Sunfest: Looking for cds?

One of my favourite summer festivals in London is Sunfest, a free multi-day event in Victoria Park featuring musicians from around the world, great food and people watching opportunities galore! If you hear a group or artist you enjoy, make sure to check our catalogue.

I am my Family

     Chilean/Canadian photographer Rafael Goldchain whose parents immigrated to Chile before the start of the Second World War, describes his family history as one "defined by exile".