Pinochet’s children

On August 27, 1984, an intelligence officer from Sifa, the secret branch of the Chilean air force, walked into the offices of the dissident Caucé magazine. Andrés Valenzuela had joined the force as a conscript shortly after Augusto Pinochet’s coup in 1973; he spent a decade working on the detention, torture and assassination of the … Read more

Getting Children with Learning Differences to Love Books, a guest post by Alma Fullerton

When I go into schools and speak to children, the first thing I ask is, “Who here likes to read?” Everyone puts up their hands. Then I ask, “Who here is lying about liking to read?” There are usually a lot of laughs and a lot of hands up. Once the laughter dies down, I … Read more