Posts filed as “New York Times”

The Price of a Stolen Childhood

The detective spread out the photographs on the kitchen table, in front of Nicole, on a December morning in 2006. She was 17, but in the pictures, she saw the face of her 10-year-old self, a half-grown girl wearing make-up. The bodies in the images were broken up by pixelation, but Nicole could see the outline of her father, forcing…
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The Making of a Justice

When Sonia Sotomayor was 7 years old and hospitalized with diabetes, she learned to give herself insulin shots by practicing on an orange. At home, her mother showed her how to light a burner on the stove with a match, and together they would fill a pot with water to cover the syringe and needle. Sonia was taught to wait…
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Charmaine Yoest’s Cheerful War on Abortion

One day in the spring, I went with Charmaine Yoest, head of Americans United for Life, a pro-life advocacy group, to meet two of her five kids at a Barnes & Noble near her office in Washington. We sat down in the Starbucks corner of the bookstore, and James and Sarah, who are 8 and 11, told me about the…
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Charmaine Yoest’s Cheerful War on Abortion

One day in the spring, I went with Charmaine Yoest, head of Americans United for Life, a pro-life advocacy group, to meet two of her five kids at a Barnes & Noble near her office in Washington. We sat down in the Starbucks corner of the bookstore, and James and Sarah, who are 8 and 11, told me about the…
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What Goes Around

Can a picture book actually teach children about kindness? Sure, the goal is worthy. Yet pushing a moral too hard takes the life out of a story and the energy out of an audience. In time for National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month, three new books nonetheless venture onto this tricky terrain….
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