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Tears and Laughter–How Books Promote Emotional Health

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.

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.