Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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“Dew Wheat” by Denise Hume

“I dew wheat.” I never knew the power of words until my two year old asked to “do it.” Those two little words sent dread flying through my body.

“Toddler Distance” by Carolyn Lochhead

Time is relative, so Einstein told us. I am sure he was right—I’m not really qualified to contradict one of the world’s greatest scientists—but motherhood has taught me that distance is relative, too.

“Brown Crayon” by Tamar Jacobs

Last week was the third consecutive book of the week with which school sent my son home to practice reading and the family it’s about is black. 

“A Day at the Zoo” by Jennifer Furner

I unload Amelia from her car seat, gather her snack and water cups, and zip them away in the diaper bag. I place her sunglasses on her face and ask, “Who’s ready for a fun day at the zoo?”


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