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The Invisible Children: It's COA Awareness Week So Listen Up, This Matters

Great strides have been made in bringing the shame of addiction out of the shadows and getting America and the world to believe in recovery. However, the biggest, little secret remains the countless kids who are being hurt each and every day who don't get talked about, funded, donated to or brought out of the shadows nearly enough. Show More Summary

Family burdens: In our own words

Thanks to the readers who commented on the financial and family burdens they face while raising their children with special needs. In your own words, here are some of the visible and invisible costs we bear along with the rewards ofShow More Summary

The Indelible Connection Between Clean Air and Children's Health

It is all too easy to forget that a healthy childhood is not just about avoiding germs and preventing accidents. Many air and water pollutants are invisible to the naked eye, so small that we often overlook their role in our children's...Show More Summary

A Christmas Prayer

This holy season as Christians honor and celebrate the birth of the world’s most famous poor baby born in a manger, I hope we all will pause to remember the 15.5 million invisible poor babies and children in our rich country who need our help to survive and thrive and reach their God-given potential. Show More Summary

Frank Rich on Patricia Highsmith’s Carol and the Enduring Invisibility of Lesbian Culture in America

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

In early December 1948, Patricia Highsmith took a Christmas-season temp job as a shopgirl in the children’s toy department at Bloomingdale’s. Highsmith, a 27-year-old native of Fort Worth, Texas, and a 1942 Barnard graduate, was a budding novelist who had been supporting herself for five years as a freelance action-comic-book writer,... More »

Human Trafficking, Where Children Are Invisible

Trafficking in persons is a profitable international trade; it is the third source of income for organized crime after drugs and arms. The available figures confirm an alarming growing trend and the International Labour OrganizationShow More Summary

Dear Adults: J.K. Rowling Says 'There Will Be Another Children’s Book'

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

J.K. Rowling plans on writing another children’s book at some point in the future, so mark your invisible calendars. Read more...

Newswire: Psst: ABC has canceled The Whispers

We’re trying to keep this hush-hush, so don’t go around yelling about it, but Variety is reporting that ABC has canceled The Whispers, its spooky summer show about children befriending an invisible guy who likes to convince them to murder their parents. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Too many school-books still make some children feel invisible

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund, writes at The Huffington Post—It's Hard to Be What You Can't See: “When we think about what it is to be ‘connected,’ we think about memory. We think about history. We think about storytelling. Show More Summary

Experimental artist Leisa Rich expresses her creativity using fabrics, found objects, and eco-plastics

The Atlanta artist talks about working with fiber, her upcoming Invisible:VisAble exhibit at the Abernathy Arts Center, and the children's book she wrote and illustrated.

Bucharest: "The Invisible Kids" a solo show by Daniel Brici at Nasui Collection & Gallery

6 months agoArts : Artdaily

Daniel Brici?s art is very much influenced by people who struggle with everyday life matters. Several Romanian social components are harsh and tense and he decides to tackle some: children from socially difficult and vulnerable communities are neglected by the society and thus become ?invisible?. Show More Summary

We Need to do a Better Job Caring for 40 Million Family Caregivers

Family caregivers are invisible. Those children, spouses, or other relatives who provide personal assistance to loved ones with physical or cognitive limitations are often taken for granted or even ignored. But without them, our system of long-term supports and services would collapse. Frail elders and younger people with disabilities would get [...]

Chuck Palahniuk Reads His Latest Book “Fight Club 4 Kids”

8 months agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

Chuck Palahniuk has written some seriously twisted books over the years. I’ve read Fight Club, Choke, and Invisible Monsters. The thought of him writing a children’s book is simply… horrifying. I have to admit though that while horrifying it is also, at the same time undeniably intriguing. So when I saw this video of Palahniuk […]

McKinney, Texas and the Hypervisible Invisibility of Black Children

After seeing the footage of what occurred at a pool party in McKinney, Texas, and after seeing numerous attempts of newscasters and Twitter users alike to excuse the cop in question for his actions because he was "intimidated by theShow More Summary

McKinney, Texas and the Hypervisible Invisibility of Black Children

After seeing the footage of what occurred at a pool party in McKinney, Texas, and after seeing numerous attempts of newscasters and Twitter users alike to excuse the cop in question for his actions because he was "intimidated by theShow More Summary

TV Club: The Whispers: “Hide And Seek”

“Hide And Seek” is preoccupied with maps. Drill, the ominous invisible presence manipulating children into acts of murder and terrorism, makes Henry Bennigan (Kyle Harrison Breitkopf) promise not to tell his mother and grandmother about his restored hearing, but Henry almost spills the secret when he sneaks in a Blue’s Clues-style show after bedtime. Show More Summary

When Marnie Was There Starts Slow, But You’ll Be Crying by the End

“In this world, there’s an invisible magic circle,” our heroine Anna, 12, tells us at the beginning of the new Japanese animated film When Marnie Was There, based on Joan G. Robinson’s 1967 children’s book. “There’s inside, and there’s outside.” Judging by the forlorn way she looks at her schoolmates playing... More »

Traveling When Your Child Has an Invisible Disability

This piece originally appeared on Babble.com Summer is that magical time when the kids are out of school, the days are more relaxed and there are often opportunities to take a special family vacation. But for families with children who...Show More Summary

Live Event: Don't Miss Today's NY Ideas Panels On Race & "Invisible Children"

Maybe like me you missed this morning's #NYIdeas half hour chat with Eva Moskowitz and Amanda Ripley (was it any good?). Maybe (like me) you didn't make it to last night's invite-only roundtable dinner at the High Line Hotel including...Show More Summary

Children Love in Invisible Ways

Every morning when I get him up to eat and every night before I put him to bed, I tell my 11-week-old that I love him. I say it over and over and over, knowing that one day he will say those magical, heart-effectively-exploded wordsShow More Summary

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