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Creative Connections: The Kitschy Kat Alphabet Book

Last summer I met Nancy McKibben when she was assigned to write a story about my urban farming project - Over the Fence Urban Farm. During our time together for interviews, Nancy and I shared our mutual interest in picturebooks and she shared her plans to put together an ABC book made of postcards, for children to create with the help of loved ones far away. 544 more words

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, born March 2nd 1904.

Interesting fact: Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham on a bet that he couldn’t write a story using fifty words or less. 30 more words


Ellington Was Not A Street: On Black Musicians, Poets, and Philosophers

As promised, I have another list of books to recommend– this time, largely of Black musicians, poets, and philosophers. Unlike the last list, however, not every book here is non-fiction. 1,491 more words


Let It Shine: On Black Women Freedom Fighters

See, in Indian schools (the ones I attended, at least) we focused only briefly on the Civil Rights Movement*, and knew very little about figures like Martin Luther King Jr., except for the fact that he existed and that he, like Gandhi, was murdered for the goodness and strength he possessed. 1,788 more words


In praise of Tom Crean: Polar Explorer and Hat Enthusiast

It’s Tom Crean’s birthday.  I celebrated by making large amounts of tea and using my new tea-cosy.  You see, it’s not just any old tea-cosy.  It’s a Tom Crean tea-cosy.  1,081 more words


“Long Legs Daddy” words by Cathie Whitmore, illustrated by Sarajane Hinton, Atom Children’s Books (2012)

Cathie Whitmore has penned a delightful story for this picture book titled Long Legs Daddy, which flows beautifully when read aloud, quickly capturing the listeners’ attention. 315 more words

Primary (Grade R-5)

Book review: Panda-monium at Peek Zoo, by Kevin Waldron

Waldron, Kevin. Panda-monium at Peek Zoo. “Features a Foldout Animal Parade.” Templar Books. 2013. $16.99. 978-0-7636-6658-3. 5-8 yrs. P. 8, Q. 9.

Absent minded zookeeper Mr. 74 more words

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