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Mandy Stewart, Ph. D.
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Mary Amanda (Mandy) Stewart, Ph. D. is an assistant professor of bilingual and English as a Second Language Education at Texas Woman's University. She is a public voices fellow with TheOpEd Project, which seeks to expand the range of voices in the media.

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Día! Diversity in Action for ALL Families

(1) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 1:01 PM

Many of us hear the word diversity and do not think it directly applies to our children. However, the sickening video of the college students at the University of Oklahoma chanting racial slurs and ideas of killing people because of their race, shows the need for all of...

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I'm Not That Girl in the Country Song

(4) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 4:59 PM

I'm a country girl, born and bred, with the small town accent to prove it. Me and the country girls I know, although some of us have found a new home in the city, are smart, capable, hardworking and determined.

But that's not how we are presented in today's...

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Why More Diversity in Children's Literature Is Absolutely Necessary

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 12:30 PM

Hollywood actress Amanda Peet will soon add children's book author to her resume. She is writing a book from her own experiences growing up Jewish in mainstream America. She wants her own two children to be able to see themselves in books.

Like Peet's children, every child...

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Be Divergent and Other Lessons for My Daughter

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 2:03 PM

What am I?


That's the predicted $45 million dollar question by and response to Tris Prior, the latest teenage heroine currently in theaters. The powers that be are scared of her because of her divergence -- her unique ability to not let others control her thinking. But...

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