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THE EAGLES OF HEART MOUNTAIN (January 5, @atriabooks) // gmail: bradford.pearson rep: @monogramdp
Feb 18 4 tweets 1 min read
Just talked to a class of sixth-graders and one of them asked "If someone else wrote your book and you read it, would you still think it was good?" and I felt the room start to spin The first question out the gate was "Do you make a lot of money being a writer" and the hits didn't stop coming.
Mar 2, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Six days after this Dr. Seuss cartoon ran, FDR signed Executive Order 9066, leading to the forced removal of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Geisel never apologized, only saying decades later that it and other racist cartoons were "embarrassingly badly drawn." I'm not getting into the broader DR. SEUSS...CANCELED?! debate, but as someone who spent years researching this country's decades of anti-Japanese propaganda, I will say that I struggle with his role in educating young children. I don't buy his books for our kids.
Oct 28, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
A short story, set in Philadelphia. Image I've watched this conversation grow over the past month or so and it's been a real rollercoaster.
Oct 27, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
If you don’t know what you’re talking about please, please shut up for the next seven days. Good advice generally, but especially relevant when I see like 10 tweets a day with objectively harmful voting advice.
Oct 7, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
In 1942, as the U.S. government was rounding up 120,000 Japanese Americans, a question arose: what about orphans? The response: "...if they have one drop of Japanese blood in them they must all go to camp."

That's what I think of when I read this story.

nytimes.com/2020/10/06/us/… More than 100 kids were imprisoned at Children's Village, in the Manzanar concentration camp. If you're interested in that story, here's some more info from the awesome folks at @DenshoProject: encyclopedia.densho.org/Manzanar%20Chi…
Sep 12, 2019 10 tweets 4 min read
Did not expect to be emotionally gutted by a utility pole this morning “I hope you made it home. I hope I do too.” goddamn
Mar 19, 2019 15 tweets 3 min read
I graduated from Saint Joe's in 2006, so Phil Martelli has been an extended part of my life for 15+ years. I have one story I’d like to share about him. In December 2002, the end of my freshman fall semester, Saint Joe’s was supposed to play Boston University. Problem was there was a huge snowstorm in Philly that day: roads closed, schools closed, everything closed.
Mar 12, 2019 7 tweets 2 min read
This is the most bizarre technique for blowing out birthday candles that I’ve ever witnessed. Mitt Romney is a deeply weird dude. In a movie this is how you’d learn that the person you thought was your friend was actually an alien who’d invaded your friend’s body.
Jan 23, 2019 7 tweets 2 min read
If Lara Trump would like to pay my furloughed wife’s $600/month law school loans, our $2,100/month rent, or our $1,350/month day care bill, my email address is in my bio. newsweek.com/shutdown-lara-… These are, in fact, just a few of the bills that we’re currently using our savings to pay, savings that had previously been set aside for a down payment on our first house. So I’d say it’s more than “a bit of pain.”