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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

How to Cope When You Forget Your Phone...

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Yesterday I got out of my van at the Atlanta Veteran's Hospital and left my phone on the dash attached to its magnet. I was well into the facility before I realized that my hand was empty; surely the phone must be in my shoulder bag, right? WRONG. When it dawned on me the phone was in the car a feeling of dread came over me.

You know what I'm talking about, right? What if you need to call someone, do you remember the phone number? What if your child, boyfriend, husband, wife, girlfriend, babysitter, child's school, or that long-lost cousin try to call you? How will you play a game, check your email, write your grocery list?

Okay, breathe.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Celebrate Diversity in Children's Books #ReadYourWorld

This post sat in the queue of my brain too long and as a result, I'm late posting. Sometimes when that happens I make a decision to skip posting because the timeframe has passed. This time, I decided that just because Multicultural Children's Book Day was on January 17th, just one day of the year that doesn't mean it - and all of the authors and sponsors - shouldn't be recognized. Plus, I committed to it.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 is in its fourth year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. The mission of the MCCBD is to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity on home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents, and educators. Young readers need to see themselves within the pages of books, and other media, they read and they need to be able to experience other cultures, languages, traditions and religions. 

The MCCBD team encourages readers, parents, teachers, caregivers, and librarians to follow along with the event details, author visits, and fun book reviews by following a multicultural children's book linky and via their hashtag #ReadYourWorld on Twitter and other social media.

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