It’s been a while since my last post, but I have been busy. I spent the last few months on a project taking all the research I did for the blog and writing a historical fiction piece based on the life of Sarah Grimke. The piece focuses on three different time periods during this amazing woman’s life. I will submit the piece for publication soon, so hopefully you’ll see it in Teen Inc. or one of the other places that print works by young writers. I also plan to take a new direction with the blog and post reviews of books focused on current social justice issues such as racism, sexism and antisemitism. As a way to start off this new phase of the Blog I went to the Conference on Anti-semitism and Racism at the Hannah Arendt Center located at Bard University. They have the conference every fall, and I would definitely encourage people to go. I had a great time, and I learned a lot! More details to come on some of the most interesting things I learned at the conference and the first book I plan to review.