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The Moor’s Last Stand


The Moor’s Last Stand:
How Seven Centuries of Muslim Rule in Spain Came to an End

by Elizabeth Drayson

I wanted to show why his life matters – and the meanings it now has at this time of extreme tension between the west and the Islamic states.

The last Muslim King in Spain

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May 22, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Summer Birds

Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian
By Margarita Engle
Illustrated by Julie Paschkis

In the Middle Ages, people believed that insects were evil, born from mud in a process called spontaneous generation. Maria Merian was only a child, but she disagreed. She watched carefully as caterpillars spun themselves cocoons, which opened to reveal summer birds, or butterflies and moths. Maria studied the whole life cycle of the summer birds, and documented what she learned in vibrant paintings.

This is the story of one young girl who took the time to observe and learn, and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.

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May 21, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Garden

May 20, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Funville Adventures!

A math-inspired children’s book

A math-inspired fantasy adventure where functions come to life as magical beings.

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May 17, 2017 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

The way Hope builds his House

by Emily Dickinson

The way Hope builds his House
It is not with a sill –
Nor Rafter – has that Edifice
But only Pinnacle –

Abode in as supreme
This superficies
As if it were of Ledges smit
Or mortised with the Laws –

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May 15, 2017 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Cual es Maria

Tal hija cría

May 13, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Refranero popular del Abuelo Fernando

May 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

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