Kindergartener Zen Kweli (Photo: Marty Pearl, special to The Courier-Journal )

This Kindergartner Hits 1,000!

With the 2014 World Series in full swing, a dear friend of mine from Louisville, Kentucky, thought it appropriate to send me a clipping from that city’s newspaper; it celebrates a young lady named Zen Kweli. She’s a kindergartener who has achieved what most children (and many adults) never do. She’s read 1,000 unique books…and […]

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Afternoon Delights

Right after school, with homework quickly handled, kids want to go outside and play with their friends, or goof around with video games and such. But what if it is raining, or cold and windy, or their friends are all busy, or they’ve used up their allotted video game time for the week already? What […]

Small Business Drives a Culture of Reading…or Not

Who are the “players” in a community who help create and maintain a palpable culture of reading? A healthy community’s reading culture is like any other aspect of its culture. It is an ever-present expectation that expresses a community’s values. A culture of reading expresses a set of consistently positive values around books and authors […]

What Colors ASL

SEE what we MEAN?

One of the joys of using new technology is discovering we can do things that we never before considered could be done. Well, our genius techies here at Unite for Literacy have just figured out how to make it possible to share our picture books with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. I am certainly […]