An excerpt from Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson shows Carson addressing industry criticisms that have dogged her work in the fifty years since the publication of Silent Spring.
14 posts from September 2012
Eboo Patel addresses violent protest and religious intolerance: "the actions of a thuggish few are increasingly viewed as representing the sentiments of entire nations and religions."
J. Jack Halberstam explains why he has a loosey-goosey attitude about pronouns.
Save yourself some money and keep your conscience clear: some ethical reasons to pass on the iPhone 5.
It is hard to achieve academic parity in the face of massive economic disparity.
Why are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies?
Media mentions and news about Beacon books and authors.
The author of Let the Students Speak! warns school officials to be wary when punishing students for inappropriate off-campus, online speech.
The Springs of Namje by Rajeev Goyal is the Peace Corps volunteer's inspirational story about the power of small change.
On this day eleven years ago, life in America was altered in ways we still grapple with today. Most of us have vivid memories of the day--the phone calls urging us to turn on the television, the shock of realizing...
The latest media mentions, appearances, and praise for Beacon books and authors.
A collection of empowering stories bringing together the voices of teachers, parents, and educational activists fighting market-driven educational policies.
A video of Bill Nye has gone viral--will its message about evolution and scientific literacy educate Americans?
A roundup of labor stories by David Bacon gives an overview of the issues facing immigrant workers in America.