The Big Cover Up
Cover Up “We are all African!” said a blond-haired blue-eyed professor named Spencer Wells, a geneticist and anthropologist. He had been working on tracing DNA for National Geographic to document genetic diversity throughout the world. The film that was produced after doing much of the research is called Journey of Man and it is worth watching. With the research and knowledge over just the past ten years, history could be rewritten. As a friend of mine said today: “White peop
Immigrants, the gulag, and the Holocaust
I just finished reading The Raven's Children by Yulia Yakovleva and I found many reasons to recommend this book to both young people and adults. Set in Soviet Leningrad, the main character’s parents and little brother get taken away to a gulag and he is confused by this and goes searching for them. Despite being a terrible and scary situation from the viewpoint of an eight-year old, there is a lightness to his adventures and perceptions, which makes the book easier to read.