Category Archives: Current Events

40 Things You Can Do Today

A lot of us are scared right now. As a country and as citizens we are starting a new journey and that is not going to be easy. We need to do something to make things change. But it can … Continue reading

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Be the Change

I started this blog years ago because I believed that there were people in my community who did not know how hard the lives of children could be, and I wanted to raise awareness. I stopped keeping this blog when … Continue reading

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Racism: Let’s Talk about It.

Racism is on a lot of people’s minds right now. My sister told me last night that there were riots in Portland over the results of the Darren Wilson case. And last week folks in the children’s book world were … Continue reading

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Suicide & Mental Illness Theme Read at Resistance is Futile

I’m so glad to discover how many thoughtful, articulate people are engaging in discussion about this topic in the blogosphere right now. I re-posted Ann Jacobus‘ and Lyn Miller-Lachmann’s thoughts about national suicide prevention month. And now I’ve discovered someone … Continue reading

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Thoughts From Lyn Miller-Lachmann: Suicide Prevention: The Special Day Over, the Work Begins

Lyn Miller-Lachmann¬†(who I’ve talked about repeatedly, but most notably here and here) just posted a great article on her own blog about suicide prevention year round. I thought I’d include it below to add to our discussion. I especially like … Continue reading

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New Reader-Friendly Blog Format! (w Giveaways)

Hi y’all! I have been thinking about you and this blog a lot in the past few months. And I’ve been thinking most about how I could make this into a site that really benefited teachers, writers, librarians, and other … Continue reading

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Where are the People of Color in Children’s Books? by Walter Dean Myers

We’ve lost several of my heroes in the past year. Pete Seeger, Maya Angelou . . . and now Walter Dean Myers. These people spent their whole lives working to improve the lives of others through their words. I hope … Continue reading

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