Persepolis

"In 1951, Mohammed Mossadeq, then prime minister of Iran, nationalized the oil industry. In retaliation, Great Britain organized an embargo on all exports of oil from Iran. In 1953, the CIA, with the help of British intelligence, organized a coup against him. Mossadeq was overthrown and the Shah, who had earlier escaped from the country, … Continue reading Persepolis

Tales of a Lifelong Reader: My Favorite Kids Books

By Chris I've always been surrounded by books.  Reading is a popular activity in my family, something my mother championed, and something I was able to pass on to my own sons.  My mother's motto was "it doesn't matter so much what you are reading, so long as you are reading".  In fact, when some … Continue reading Tales of a Lifelong Reader: My Favorite Kids Books