Turning Kids Into Readers, One Barbershop At A Time
Our series Take A Number is exploring problems around the world — and the people who are trying to solve them — through the lens of a single number.
The solution first: 15. More precisely, 15 books.
That’s Alvin Irby’s answer to a problem he knows all too well as a former kindergarten teacher: How to get children of color excited about reading if they don’t have much experience with books or reading outside of school, and the books they see inside of school don’t speak to them.
One day in March, Irby emerges from the subway in Harlem grateful for the grey hooded sweatshirt under his heavy winter parka. The snow falls in crystals the size of cornflakes. He wears glasses with translucent frames, a touch (click the image for the full story)
Baby Jag Learns to Swim
Fed-Up Chef Enjoys Steak In Front Of Vegan Protesters
A chef riled a group of vegan protesters by carving a deer leg in the window of his restaurant while they demonstrated outside on Friday night. It was their their fourth protest in front of the restaurant.
Chef Michael Hunter is the co-owner of Antler in Toronto. The restaurant specializes in locally farmed ingredients and includes wild boar and venison on its menu. (click the image for the full story)