“Trick or Read”
When I was in fifth grade I made an awesome Halloween costume: I was a jar of Skippy Peanut Butter. No one could tell who I really was since my head was covered, but I got lots of compliments on my cool creativity.
However, that was […]
“Behold the Power of Books!”
Talking to kids about hard topics is tough. When your little one, or a little one you know, is going through a tough time, it can be challenging to talk to them about what is going on in their life. Many kids are embarrassed about it, […]
“Things Sure Were Different In My Day”
I caught myself saying something the other day that I never thought I would say to my children, and I’m still reeling from the sheer horror of how those words felt as they spilled out of my mouth. In my defense, my kids had been complaining—in […]
“Shedding a Light of Understanding on Kids Who Are Different”
Growing up in an average American household, I never gave much thought to what it was like to be different or out of the norm. My education was homogenous: Catholic grade school, Catholic high school, even a year at a Catholic all-girls college. […]
If you want to fight this censorship, visit ALA’s Banned Books Week Get Involved site for help on how to fight!
Thank you Emma from invaluable for providing this Infographic to kick off Banned Books Week!
“How a love of language and travel influenced The Magic of Melwick Orchard”
If you could have any superpower in the world, what would it be?
Flight? Invisibility? Super strength?
I’d choose Omniglotism, also known as the ability to speak every language in the world. Imagine the […]
The Struggles of Writer Wannabes by Paola M. and Amy C. (6th grade)
(Kellee’s note: These girls are already writers, not wannabes, but they titled their piece, so I didn’t want to change it.)
So, you want to be a writer? Truth is, it’s not as […]
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