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Slowly reading to young children invites thought, conversation

Slow Reading Invites Thinking, Discovery

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 […]

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Who are Multicultural Children’s Books For?

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.

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Kids Must Learn to Read and to Be Readers

Images of Americans lined up to vote are all over the news and Internet. Being a literacy kind of guy, I’ve been searching those images to see if folks are reading during all of those hours of waiting. Few look to be doing so. Every 20th person or so. Most people are masked and just […]

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How Recommending a Good Read Can Be a Prescription for Health

The need for connection with book ideas and the relief and thrill they can bring, is powerful these days, more than ever.

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