This post is from an older article that was posted by Teaching Tolerance. However, I thought it would be a good idea to remind us all that genocide continues in many sections of the world.
After the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel eloquently stated “never again.” Since he first uttered this compelling sentiment, genocides have erupted across the world—from Guatemala to Cambodia.
Protecting the Future from Genocide | Teaching Tolerance.
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By now, you have heard the story about the 4-year-old and the blue ear. But I thought I would share it again because it shows how much can be accomplished when people work together. And what is education if not for the power of team work?
Anthony Smith, a 4-year-old hearing-impaired New Hampshire boy, was confident superheroes didn’t wear hearing aids.
So when his mother, Christina D’Allesandro, asked him to put in his “blue ear” one day, he put up a fight.
Flummoxed by her son’s reaction,D’Allesandro emailed Marvel Comics to see if there were any superheroes who might be able to help, WCVB reports.
For the rest of the article, click on the link below. And don’t forget to check out the great artwork this little boy’s blue ear inspired!
Anthony Smith, Hearing-Impaired Boy, Gets Custom Superhero, ‘The Blue Ear,’ From Marvel Comics (PHOTOS).
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