Episode 1: All Aboard: Trains and the Immigrant/Migrant Experience in Chicago

Join us as we explore the people and places that make Chicago great. Explore Chicago's rich heritage of immigration and migration, and how newcomers made the city their own and influenced and changed its growth and future. This series is hosted by urbanologist Max Grinnell.  Episode 1: All Aboard: Trains and the Immigrant/Migrant Experience in Chicago…
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In Hopes of a Sweet Return: Day of the Dead Reads for Kids

Flowers, sweets, fruit and drinks are placed on altars each year, October 31 to November 2, to welcome the return of loved ones to the land of the living. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated in Mexico—and other places—by families in remembrance of the life and legacy of their ancestors. During this time, families bring ofrendas (offerings) such as skeleton-shaped…
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Libra: The Bookstrologist Recommends

Libra, you're big on justice, but you're also a peace seeker. Another Libra you're apt to admire is Mohandas Gandhi, a leader in India's independence movement, who is best known for advocating nonviolent resistance and inspiring many social justice activists. In The Gift of Anger, Arun Gandhi, Mahatma's grandson, passes along life lessons he learned…
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Reading Gets You Ready: Colors

Are you looking for ways to help your child practice school readiness skills at home to prepare for kindergarten? When beginning kindergarten, a child needs to have some basic knowledge of certain concepts. It sounds complicated, but you’ll be surprised by how many of these things you’re already doing with your child. Colors and shapes…
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If You Liked Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi's follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut novel, Homegoing, tells the story of a Ghanian family through the eyes of Gifty, an American-born doctoral candidate in neuroscience studying reward-seeking behavior. As a child, Gifty's world is turned upside down. Witnessing her mother's suffering following her brother's heroin overdose, she makes it her…
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