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No Rest for the Weary (Parenting Resources)

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Baby sleeps in basketIf you’re the lucky parent of a baby who isn’t nearly as tired as you, fear not. Before you know it, that bundle of joy will shock you with a strident “no!” as you attempt to arrive on time to your next social engagement (and let’s be realistic; these days, even a medical checkup is a social engagement). So while you lose shut-eye, peruse our plentiful parenting picks:

African-American women: writers and artists

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My colleague Laura wrote a terrific post about Katherine Johnson, the accomplished NASA physicist and mathematician, who is one of the three African-American “computers” on which the movie Hidden Figures is based. I thought I’d share some resources on African-American women who have achieved great things in the arts and literature. Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Virginia Hamilton, Lorraine Hansberry, and Anna Deavere Smith are artists known to most, but there are many other remarkable visual artists and writers to learn about. You can find more in:

If you’d like to supplement this information with something you can take home with you, we’ve got lots of great options. Here are just a few:

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