Old books, songs and other media with racist content can be crucial conversation starters and catalysts for societal change.
A wide variety of books can keep the humdrum and mundane of everyday life from elbowing out the truly glorious and fertile growth possibilities that are so much larger than what is offered to children at home or in the standard curricula of K-12 education.
Gifting a book is an expression of care.
For children to become fully literate, we must provide them with books in which they see themselves.
How do some kids score as proficient on yearly tests while the large majority don’t?
Reading books with children and talking about what you read invites exploration of feelings and offers long-lasting permission to discuss all of life’s topics.
Even if a book that a child wants to read over and over is not considered great literature, it can be a powerful influence on that child’s literacy growth and development of loving books.
I begin most days by reading the news. I read our local paper and a bit of national ones. I like to “keep up,” as us info junkies say. When I’m involved in something that prohibits my ability to read, I’ll listen to the news. I especially enjoy The New York Times online version’s invitation […]
This year my sweet wife found two little great-horned owl ornaments at a local florist shop. We were thrilled. We are often visited by two huge great-horned owls in the late evening here in Louisville, KY.
As a child in Iowa, there were no racial minorities in my neighborhood and the values and family practices discussed in the school books were utterly White American. That didn’t mean that I was the middle of anything.