Entries by Adam Strom

Understanding Dr. Seuss’ Depictions of the ‘Other’ in his Political Cartoons

By Natasha Karunaratne Many of us know Dr. Seuss for his iconic children’s books, from The Cat in the Hat to Green Eggs and Ham, but in his heyday of the World War II era author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel was known for his political cartoons, like this one of “foreign children” being eaten […]

Is the United States a ‘Nation Of Immigrants’?

By Natasha Karunaratne On February 22, 2018, National Public Radio reported that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is changing its mission statement to eliminate a phrase defining America as a “nation of immigrants.” The phrase was first used as the title of John F. Kennedy’s famous speech to the Anti-Defamation League in […]

Immigrant Families: A Story by Hasan Minhaj

By Natasha Karunaratne Comedian, actor, and writer, Hasan Minhaj has earned his way to the spotlight, as senior political correspondent on the ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,’ as host of the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and for his critically acclaimed one man show, ‘Homecoming King.’ On The Moth, Hasan retells one of his […]

Educator Spotlight: Engaging English Learners

By Adam Strom As an educator, Sarah Otto has spent her career focused on issues of equity. Key to her success is working with school teachers and administrators to help schools serve and empower culturally and linguistically diverse students. Sarah has been a classroom teacher, ESL teacher, instructional coach, lead mentor, district coordinator, and bilingual reading […]